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9 YouTube channels flagged for spreading ‘fake news’

The fact-checking division of the PIB has also released multiple threads of ‘X’ pertaining to the false information being spread by the channels.

published on : 2nd December 2023
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Draft bill to check fake news will be tabled in Belagavi winter session: Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara

Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara told reporters that the government, which is serious about the spread of falsehood on social media sites, has prepared a draft of the bill.

published on : 27th November 2023
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What’s wrong with bringing a mechanism for checking fake news?: Madras HC asks AIADMK IT wing

Nirmal Kumar sought the court to issue injunction against the operation of the G.O. providing for constitution of the fact checking unit (FCU).

published on : 21st November 2023
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Two elderly women who sought alms in Kerala's Adimali to protest against delay in getting pension, to proceed legally against fake news

A report that appeared in the mouthpiece of a political party on Friday stated that Mariyakutty owns two houses of which one located in the Rs 200 Acre’ area is rented out.

published on : 11th November 2023
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TN government forms Fact Check Unit to check veracity of news across all media platforms 

This would be the official Fact Check Unit of the government for fake news, mis/disinformation, and hate speech pertaining to the government. 

published on : 1st November 2023
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Fake news claimed more lives than Covid-19: Anurag Thakur

Thakur said in today’s media landscape, it is difficult to ignore the growing concern of fake news that has become a plague for society.

published on : 4th October 2023
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Amended IT rules against fake news give unfettered power to government authority: Bombay HC

The court on Tuesday also sought to know what necessitated the amendment and provision for a separate Fact Checking Unit (FCU) when the Press Information Bureau (PIB) is already doing fact-checking

published on : 26th September 2023
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Nipah outbreak: Police take strict action against fake news on social media, held one

The accused was summoned to the police station, served notice and let off, police said.

published on : 15th September 2023
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Tackling fake news: Karnataka government rolls out norms for fact-check unit

Noting that there would be complete transparency in the process, the minister said there would be a set of guiding principles which include being apolitical and unbiased.

published on : 15th September 2023
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Fight fake news, but no hurting press freedom

The Karnataka government’s declaration to set up a fact-checking unit to stop the spread of fake news has raised concern.

published on : 30th August 2023
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Regulate fake news without eroding press freedom

Overly intrusive regulation of internet platforms in democratic societies can encourage autocrats to expand censorship.

published on : 14th July 2023
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All police stations to get cyber wing to combat fake news: Karnataka Home Minister

Home Minister G Parameshwara disclosed that every police station across the state will have a dedicated cyber wing to combat the menace. 

published on : 22nd June 2023
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Teams to combat fake news in Karnataka soon: CM Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday that dedicated teams will be set up in the Police Department to combat the menace of fake news on social media.

published on : 21st June 2023
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'Won't notify fact-checking unit till July 10': Centre tells HC; two new pleas filed against IT Rules

On April 6, the Union govt promulgated certain amendments to the IT Rules including a provision for a fact-checking unit to flag fake or misleading online content related to the govt.

published on : 7th June 2023
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