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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PR department is also using "news media monitoring and sentiment application" for monitoring and analysis of the news coming from across the state.
The Chief Minister also directed the authorities to take action against malicious propaganda upon identifying the culprits behind spreading false information.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh said that a new bench will be designated for hearing the petitions.
The regulations require messaging platforms to enable the ‘traceability’ feature so that senders of mischievous messages could be identified.
The PIL said that fake news is the root cause of many riots and bogus accounts are used to promote casteism and communalism.
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.
'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.
Prayuth's warning was an apparent reaction to charges that his government has done too little to acquire adequate supplies of vaccines.
Prakasam SP asks people not to believe rumours being spread on social media
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.