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International Fact-Checking Day: How to spot misinformation and fake news online

April 02, 2021 11:50 am

Here's how you can spot misinformation online using a few easy-to-follow steps and prevent the spread of fake news.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Twitter on mechanism to check fake news

February 12, 2021 1:15 pm

The PIL, file by BJP leader Vinit Goenka, had said there are hundreds of fake Twitter handles and bogus Facebook accounts in the name of eminent people and high dignitaries.

States must stop clamping down on free speech in name of fake news

February 09, 2021 8:59 am

“Minimum government, maximum governance” has unfortunately translated into minimum government transparency and maximum public penalisation.

Media profession at large must introspect, not stand by those spreading fake news

February 03, 2021 5:36 pm

Any action against an individual fake news spreader cannot be showcased as press freedom under threat

Delhi: One held for sharing fake news about cops resigning over farm stir

February 02, 2021 3:00 am

The accused had allegedly created a Facebook account by the name of 'Kisan Andolan Rajasthan'.

SC notice to Centre on plea seeking law to regulate social media to curb fake news, hate speech

February 01, 2021 1:30 pm

The apex court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Vineet Jindal who has sought directions to the Centre to frame law for prosecuting those involved in spreading hate and fake news through social media platforms.

Pakistan circulating fabricated dossiers, purveys regular stream of fake news: India

December 11, 2020 9:18 pm

Disinformation is practised particularly by those who have records to hide such as sheltering international wanted terrorists including Osama bin Laden, and seek unsuccessfully to cover up their own tracks such as on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Srivastava said, hitting out at Pakistan.

Twitter will warn users before liking labelled tweet to curb fake news

November 25, 2020 2:50 pm

The feature has begun rolling out this week for iOS and web users globally. On the other hand, it will be available for Android users in the coming few weeks

Twitter working on feature which will filter graphic content in direct messages

November 12, 2020 2:21 pm

The alleged new feature will help Twitter users stay away from disturbing content that one can send via DMs especially sexual content and violence.

YouTube accounts livestream fake election results to thousands

November 04, 2020 10:53 am

Starting Tuesday morning, multiple channels posted similar, lengthy live videos on the Google-owned site.


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.