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.
Twelve police officers are part of the social media team based at the DGP headquarters in Lucknow. “They oversee the digital volunteers initiative, too. Two of the 12 officers, a DSP and a Sub-Inspector, are women,” Rahul Srivastava, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP).
The online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts, said European Union after it tracked suspected Russian and domestic attempts to disrupt last month's European Parliament elections.
A nine-day ban was imposed on social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Whatsapp following the attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, killing 258 people and injuring over 500 others.
On April 24, the online news portal allegedly published morphed photos of the duo with a news report stating that they were at a resort in Udupi, where the Chief Minister is undergoing ayurvedic treatment.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Ethiopia currently has no journalists behind bars and new publications are flourishing on various platforms. Since Abiy came to power the country has unblocked over 260 websites and journalists who had been banned returned home.
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.
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.
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.