fake news

India calls for SCO collaboration to tackle fake news

India called for multilateral cooperation in the mass media sector during the Second Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Mass Media Forum being held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from May 23-26.

published on : 24th May 2019

'All-time high' fake news storm hit millions in India polls

India has 366 million Internet subscribers in urban locations and 194 million in rural areas, says the latest TRAI report.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says 'fake news' law not against free speech

The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could be used to stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub, and some journalists' organisations.

published on : 17th May 2019

Donald Trump's fog of misinformation on trade

Trump's torrent of tweets on the subject Friday followed a rally infused with familiar falsehoods about his achievements and grievances.

published on : 12th May 2019

Shabana Azmi denies news of leaving India if Modi becomes PM

The actress took to Twitter and said that she has contempt for those who publish such fake news.

published on : 11th May 2019

Singapore outlaws fake news, allows government to block, remove it

The law bans falsehoods that are prejudicial to Singapore or likely to influence elections and requires service providers to remove such content or allows the government to block it.

published on : 9th May 2019

Two held for morphing Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy's photo with actress Radhika

A senior police officer said a case was filed on Wednesday when the morphed photos went viral on social media after the portal uksuddi.in published it.

published on : 4th May 2019

3-5 years imprisonment for spreading fake news about Sri Lanka blasts

A number of incidents of public disturbance were reported from several parts of the country due to the circulation of false information.

published on : 27th April 2019

Not me, it’s a fake poster, says Tejaswini Ananth Kumar

Of the many fake news doing the rounds this election season,  a saffron-coloured poster purportedly by BJP vice president Tejaswini Ananth Kumarhas created quite a stir.  

published on : 16th April 2019

EC to rope in smartphone-armed citizens to fight election offenses, fake news

EC has offered about a dozen mobile apps to help people report cash giveaways, voter intimidation and fabricated news shared on social media.

published on : 14th April 2019

TNIE Podcasts: Decoding fake news during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Pratik Sinha, the founder of the fact-checking website, is a software engineer who has been exposing fake news from 2017

published on : 13th April 2019

LS polls 2019: Facebook ropes in 30,000 people to fight fake news

FB has identified blocking fake accounts and spread of fake news, attempts at foreign meddling, stopping abuse by domestic actors and checking inauthentic coordinated campaigns as their priorities

published on : 9th April 2019

WhatsApp fake news helpline of no use for 2019 elections

WhatsApp said that it had clarified in the very beginning that the tipline was meant to help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint.

published on : 5th April 2019

Tipline cannot debunk fake news: Experts

After various users saved the helpline number and sent to it messages that they thought were fake, the feature failed to elicit a response for its authenticity.

published on : 5th April 2019

Reported on Facebook, fake news still thrives on other platforms

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, fake news stories have surged, but in spite of being flagged by Facebook as fake, they can still easily be viewed and shared by users.

published on : 4th April 2019
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