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Will keep acting against fake news, says minister: Anurag Thakur

April 27, 2022 1:50 am

I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said the government respects the freedom of speech, but “strongest action will be taken as per law” against “those who become a threat to the country’s sovereignty and integrity”.

Will take strict action against those spreading false information on social media platforms: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

April 26, 2022 9:52 pm

The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “The Government of India has once again blocked 16 YouTube channels and portals. This has happened for the fifth time."

CBSE issues warning against fake notice on term-wise weightage of marks

April 07, 2022 9:40 am

Candidates should remember that all notices regarding board exams and distribution of marks/weightage of different terms will only be issued through the official CBSE website —

Ministry of Education warns against fake websites duping students

March 08, 2022 9:40 am

These fake websites have been created with names very similar to Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan — and

Two arrested for spreading fake news, Rana Ayyub thanks Mumbai police

March 06, 2022 2:00 am

As fake news started circulating against her and she received rape and death threats online, Ayyub lodged a complaint with the cyber police station at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, and four unknown persons were booked on January 28.

Assembly Elections 2022: How to get viral WhatsApp messages fact-checked

March 02, 2022 4:24 pm

Assembly Elections 2022: Here's how users can rely on these 10 independent fact-checking organisations to help review viral messages on WhatsApp.

Scribe held on fake news charge, portal owner says media gagged

March 02, 2022 1:29 am

Pithoragarh SP Lokeshwer Singh said this was not the first time Kishore Ram had levelled false allegations and extorted money from people.

UGC issues clarification against 'fake' notice on offline exams in universities

February 08, 2022 9:40 am

Clarifying that no such advisory has been issued by the commission, the UGC tweeted that 'University Grants Commission has not issued any such notice'.

Odisha schools, colleges not reopening from Feb 10: Education dept issues clarification against 'fake' notice

January 31, 2022 9:46 am

A fake letter had been circulating on various social media platforms that claimed that the department has decided to reopen the higher educational institutions from February 10.

Facebook papers on fake news, hate speech: Govt works on report

October 27, 2021 7:41 am

The findings of a Facebook researcher in Kerala from a self-created user account, which encountered several instances of hate speech and misinformation on the basis of algorithmic recommendations of the platform, are also likely to be included in the report, the sources said.


Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament about the plan to control WhatsApp rumours

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.

Stop planting fake news through papers: Ashutosh tells BS Bassi

January 19, 2016 9:01 am

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Ashutosh on Tuesday alleged that Delhi police Commissioner BS Bassi has been planting fake news through papers in connection with the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Ashutosh added that Bassi should disclose the name of the police personnel, who was asked to get off the stage. He further accused Delhi Commissioner for compromising the security of Delhi CM by disclosing minor details of security in public.