Fake News

Centre warns against fake ministry statement enumerating COVID-19 related inputs

In order to check the spread of fake news on social media and following observations of the Supreme Court, PIB had set up a dedicated unit to bust rumours getting viral on social media.

published on : 15th April 2021

'Viral circular on public exams is fake:' CBSE warns students, parents

The fake circular also announced that the dates of results for Classes 12 and 10 exams will be 11 and 13 July respectively. However, the results are tentatively expected on July 15.

published on : 4th April 2021

Prominent Egyptian activist jailed 18-months for 'fake news'

Sanaa Seif, of Egypt's most well-known family of activists, was arrested in June last year, and was accused by prosecutors of “broadcasting fake news and rumours”.

published on : 18th March 2021

Here’s how you can wade through fake news this poll season

Fake news has also stared pouring in all over social media, now more than ever. It is hard for the users to sift fact from fiction.

published on : 13th March 2021

GoM report on media control shows government’s draconian attitude: Editors

The Editors Guild of India said since the report was made public, several of those named in the report have denied any involvement in its drafting.

published on : 10th March 2021

Madhya Pradesh​ govt starts 'factcheck' portal for authentic info to public

The PR department is also using "news media monitoring and sentiment application" for monitoring and analysis of the news coming from across the state.

published on : 8th March 2021

Andhra govt launches fact-check portal to curb fake news

The Chief Minister also directed the authorities to take action against malicious propaganda upon identifying the culprits behind spreading false information. 

published on : 6th March 2021

Fake-news matter will be heard by new bench, says Delhi HC after adjourning hearing

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh said that a new bench will be designated for hearing the petitions.

published on : 26th February 2021

Modi government tightens grip on social media content

The regulations require messaging platforms to enable the ‘traceability’ feature so that senders of mischievous messages could be identified.

published on : 26th February 2021

Centre, Twitter India get SC notice on plea seeking mechanism to regulate content spreading hate

The PIL said that fake news is the root cause of many riots and bogus accounts are used to promote casteism and communalism.

published on : 12th February 2021

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

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.

published on : 1st February 2021

Mamata Banerjee warns against 'attempts to instigate riots' through fake videos on social media

'There can be many WhatsApp groups which spread fake messages to engineer riots. Be always on guard against any such attempt to foment trouble,' West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said.

published on : 28th January 2021

COVID-19: Thailand leader threatens punishment for false vaccine news

Prayuth's warning was an apparent reaction to charges that his government has done too little to acquire adequate supplies of vaccines.

published on : 19th January 2021

Five more held for spreading misinformation in Andhra Pradesh

Prakasam SP asks people not to believe rumours being spread on social media

published on : 19th January 2021

Political links in temple desecration incidents disclosed by Andhra DGP; BJP, TDP workers among accused

Amongst the 21 people involved in the nine cases, 17 belong to TDP and four to BJP. 

published on : 16th January 2021
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