Fake News

Ahead of board exams, CBSE warns students, parents against fake news

The Class X/XII annual examinations of Central Board of Secondary Education will commence on 15 Feb 2020. 

published on : 25th January 2020

We face information pollution today: Alt News founder Pratik Sinha at Hyderabad Literary Festival

Pratik gave the example of deepfake videos to illustrate how easy it is today to manipulate content with the help of technology.

published on : 25th January 2020

Pro-Indian 'fake' websites spreading disinformation: Europe NGO

The network of such websites was also found to involve groups responsible for anti-Pakistan lobbying events in Europe.

published on : 18th December 2019

Internet services suspended in UP's Saharanpur to curb fake news

According to officials, the internet services have been suspended to curb rumours and fake news from spreading in the area.

published on : 16th December 2019

PIB's fact-check unit to fight fake news against government in social media

The Ministry on Thursday urged people to email snapshots of any 'dubious material' they come across on any platform including social media and it will get it checked.

published on : 29th November 2019

Time for media bodies to come up with a code of conduct for journalists: Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu was speaking at an event organised by the Press Council of India to observe the National Press Day and confer National Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

published on : 16th November 2019

Are you better than the average at spotting fake news on Facebook? Study shows maybe not

Researchers noted that Facebook muddies the waters between fact and fiction.

published on : 6th November 2019

Now fake websites offer driving licence 

Commerce and Transport officials said the private website is not running from Odisha and opined that Crime Branch should look into the matter. 

published on : 3rd November 2019

Time to train scribes in fake health news

With the advent of digital media in a big way, both the opportunities and challenges before public health communication have grown exponentially.

published on : 3rd November 2019

Journalists hit streets, want Andhra Pradesh government to withdraw order for taking legal action against media

They carried banners and placards with slogans condemning the GO. 

published on : 2nd November 2019

Telangana's poll panel head complains to cops about ‘fake news’ on him

In the letter, he denied receiving any gift, and said he bought the land after getting permission from the state government.

published on : 1st November 2019

Now, Andhra Pradesh's secretaries can file defamation cases against media for false news

Earlier, the special commissioner, Information and Public Relations department, was the competent authority to file defamation cases through the special public prosecutor.

published on : 31st October 2019

Donald Trump cancels subscription to New York Times, Washington Post

Trump told media that the television network, he watches daily and relies on for largely friendly coverage, is enough and the move will be a significant cost savings to taxpayers.

published on : 25th October 2019

170 cases of fake news on social media, maximum in Assam: NCRB data

Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu registered three cases each in this category, while Himachal Pradesh and Punjab had two each during the period.

published on : 22nd October 2019

Social media rules on hate speech, fake news to be finalised by January 15: Centre to SC

The guidelines will curb rise in hate speech, fake news, public order, anti-national activities, defamatory postings and other unlawful activities using internet/social media platforms.

published on : 22nd October 2019
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