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From fake apps to phishing mails, how Covid-19 is affecting our tech lives

March 10, 2020 7:59 am

As COVID-19 continues being a world health risk, cybercriminals are exploiting the Coronavirus scare to scam people.

Delhi firm was posting content through fake news pages: Facebook report

March 04, 2020 6:01 am

Facebook has taken down 37 Facebook accounts, 32 pages, 11 groups and 42 Instagram accounts linked to the company, aRep Global.

Spot and Stop: 5 tips to curb the menace of fake news on WhatsApp

March 03, 2020 12:09 pm

In a fight against fake news and misinformation, WhatsApp has come out with some handy tips to spot and stop the spread of rumours on its platform.

Child pornography, revenge porn are serious issues, government working to curb it: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 06, 2020 4:04 pm

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says that YouTube and social media platforms are being abused for child porn, revenge porn and fake news. The government working to curb it.

Twitter to label altered media, remove if it may cause harm

February 05, 2020 8:58 am

The company said Tuesday that the new rules prohibit sharing synthetic or manipulated material that's likely to cause harm. Material that is manipulated but isn't necessarily harmful may get a warning label.

What Hello Kitty and the LOL Cat meme teach us about fake news

December 01, 2019 8:01 am

Fake news reduces humans to entities incapable of truth-telling

PIB to fact-check govt-related news

November 29, 2019 2:44 am

Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, Principal Director General of PIB, told The Indian Express that because of the “speed at which false information is being circulated on social media”, the government will try to verify the authenticity of government-related information.

Diversity of opinion is need of the hour

November 25, 2019 7:06 am

Today unfounded reports or fake news can easily be spread unchecked, especially through social media, writes Peter Limbourg, Director General of DW

Can governments control social media? Or can users?

November 19, 2019 5:12 pm

There is a need for cooperative responsibility in the realisation of public values in societal sectors, centered on online platforms.

Digital News Publishers Association discusses fake news menace with I&B Minister Javadekar

September 30, 2019 8:36 pm

Talking about the threat of fake news and the menace it causes in the society, Prakash Javadekar acknowledged that fake news was becoming a major issue and appreciated the steps initiated by DNPA members.


Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

November 13, 2018 6:52 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

July 28, 2018 3:00 am

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.