Fake news

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

Koo issues advisory to check misinformation, fake news ahead of assembly poll results

In a statement, the micro-blogging site on Friday said it has released community guidelines for its users in the 10 languages that are operational on the platform.

published on : 4th March 2022

Russia tightens grip on Ukraine war coverage, mandates 15 years of prison for sharing information against Kremlin

The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be 'fake' reports.

published on : 4th March 2022

State-wide campaign to combat fake info rolls out

The programme has two main modules.

published on : 1st March 2022

Over 60 social media accounts blocked for anti-India fake news: Centre

Minister for State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan said the government is very much concerned about the freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

published on : 10th February 2022

Media kept conspiracy theories out of Covid coverage in Kerala: Study

Mainstream media in Kerala didn’t encourage conspiracy theories about Covid during the reporting of first six months of the outbreak of the disease, found a new study.

published on : 1st February 2022
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