Fake News

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with spreading fake news

Friends of Kubota in Japan on Wednesday called for his immediate release, and an online petition has collected more than 41,000 signatures demanding his freedom.

published on : 4th August 2022

Rahul fake video: Congress MPs ask Lok Sabha Speaker for action against three BJP lawmakers

The Congress MPs, including leader of the party in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, have urged Om Birla to refer their complaint to the Ethics Committee of Parliament.

published on : 9th July 2022

Doctored Rahul Gandhi video: Facing FIRs across states, Zee News journalist Rohit Ranjan knocks SC doors

On Tuesday, a police team from Chhattisgarh reached Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad town to arrest the anchor from his home but he was instead arrested by the Noida police who released him on bail.

published on : 7th July 2022

Rahul video row: Scribe Rohit Ranjan not named in initial Noida FIR; Chhattisgarh CM hits out at UP cops

The Zee News anchor's name was later added as the third accused in the FIR lodged at Noida Sector-20 police station under IPC section 505(2).

published on : 7th July 2022

Intentional Rahul byte mess? Zee sacks two staffers as scribe Rohit Ranjan goes 'absconding'

Rohit Ranjan was initially not named as an accused in the FIR. His name was added later. The FIR was lodged at 8.33 am and the anchor was picked up from his Ghaziabad home around 9 am.

published on : 7th July 2022

SC to hear plea of TV anchor against FIRs for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

The video of Rahul Gandhi speaking about men who attacked his MP office in Kerala was shown as him saying Udaipur tailor's killers be forgiven.

published on : 6th July 2022

UP cops take away arrested TV anchor from custody of Chhattisgarh Police, complaint lodged

Chhattisgarh Police maintained that they are legally right and followed the due process of law and even informed the family member of Ranjan while taking him into custody.

published on : 5th July 2022

Congress warns of stern legal action over Rahul Gandhi's doctored video, FIR registered in Jaipur

Congress leader and head of media and publicity Pawan Khera said more such action will be taken against the BJP and its leaders for propagating fake news.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Complex web of fake news

Some fake news are not harmful, some are very incendiary.

published on : 29th June 2022

Delhi cops use memes to reach out to youth, spread awareness

The Delhi Police has been using social media to spread awareness about crime and fake news.

published on : 26th June 2022

35 WhatsApp groups banned by government for 'spreading fake news' about Agnipath scheme

The move came amid violent protests against the scheme in different parts of the country since it was announced a few days ago.

published on : 19th June 2022

Two YouTube channels blocked for inciting communal frenzy though 'misleading' news

Senior Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan said 'misleading' news about riots and imposition of curfew in Bareilly was flashed on the two YouTube channels.

published on : 7th June 2022

Don’t tar all media with the same brush

Well, you know what? India is still a free country, last time I checked. We don’t need to consume the kind of media we heap so much contempt on. It’s our money, our choice. 

published on : 29th May 2022

Don’t fall for fake news, NEET-PG on schedule

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) will be held on May 21 as per the schedule.

published on : 8th May 2022

Kremlin crackdown silences protests, from benign to bold, as neighbours demand accountability for war crimes

Hundreds of Russians are facing charges for speaking out against the war in Ukraine since a repressive law was passed last month that outlaws the spread of 'false information' about the invasion.

published on : 14th April 2022

Modi government orders blocking of 18 Indian, four Pakistani YouTube-based news channels

This is the first time that action has been taken against the Indian YouTube-based news publishers since the notification of the IT Rules, 2021 in February last year.

published on : 5th April 2022

Don’t fall prey to communal agenda, Jamiat warns Muslims 

Mufti Iftekhar Ahmed Qasmi, president of Jamiat Ulama, has said that Muslims should not discriminate based on religion.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Ukraine War: UK sanctions Russian media over disinformation

The latest group subjected to asset freezes and travel bans includes Rossiya television anchor Sergey Brilev, Gazprom-Media chief executive Aleksandr Zharov and Alexey Nikolov, MD of broadcaster RT.

published on : 31st March 2022

TN plans social media monitoring centre to curb fake news

DMK government allocated Rs 10,285 crore to the Tamil Nadu Police Department and another `496.5 crore to the fire department.

published on : 19th March 2022

Chhattisgarh: Scribe held for fake news also booked for immoral trafficking

After journalist Nilesh Sharma was arrested in Raipur last Wednesday, police recovered a large amount of pornographic content from his mobile handset, the official said.

published on : 8th March 2022
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