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Video claiming Punjab regiment jawans protesting with farmers is fake: Indian Army

The Army officials further clarified that the ex-servicemen of the unit had arranged tea for the serving personnel while they were moving from one location to another.

published on : 10th October 2021

Fake news, riots push India's crime rate up by 28 per cent amidst pandemic

More disputes as compared to the previous year were reported last year over conflicts concerning religion, sect, caste, agriculture, money, water and land despite the ongoing pandemic

published on : 16th September 2021

India reported 11.8% rise in cyber crime in 2020; 578 incidents of 'fake news on social media': Data

The year saw 4,047 cases of online banking fraud, 1,093 OTP frauds and 1,194 credit/debit card fraud, while 2,160 cases related to ATM were reported in 2020, the NCRB figures showed.

published on : 15th September 2021

India top source of social media misinformation on Covid-19, finds Study

Based on the results, the study said, it is presumed that the prevalence of COVID-19 misinformation can have a positive association with the pandemic situation.

published on : 15th September 2021

I&B ministry launches account on Telegram for fact-checking

It was launched as 'PIB Fact Check', which is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel, and aims to verify information related to the Centre and disseminate to its subscribers.

published on : 14th September 2021

When man bites dog, it can be fake news

Fake news is possibly as old and durable as history. But it has become so pervasive that one cannot sift the truth from the lie, leave alone the half-truth from the half-lie

published on : 14th September 2021

Animal extract in idli and dosa batters? iD Fresh Food files police complaint against social media posts

The company also said in its statement that there were several posts that stated that the company 'only hires Muslims and is halal certified.'

published on : 8th September 2021

'Ultimately, this country gets a bad name': SC expresses concern over fake, communal news

Social media only listens to 'the powerful voices' and several things are written against judges, institutions without any accountability, said the apex court bench.

published on : 2nd September 2021

The anniversary WhatsApp scam is back, now it's Lulu Hypermarket 'offering free gifts'!

Trusting the Lulu logo on the top left of the page, thousands have shared the link over WhatsApp in Kerala alone believing the 'promotion' to be real.

published on : 14th July 2021

Websites spread fake medical info without doctors’ knowledge

A couple of local websites are uploading misleading and medically unproven articles by using the names of some lady doctors of the Twin City.

published on : 12th July 2021

Social media by no means altruistic, can polarise public debates: Supreme Court

The observations are significant as social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have often argued that they are just intermediaries and cannot be held liable under India laws for misuse.

published on : 9th July 2021

Egyptian student sentenced to four years in prison over 'false news'

Ahmed Samir, a master's student at the Central European University in Vienna studying women's reproductive rights, was arrested in February after returning to Egypt on a family visit.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Twitter withholds 50 tweets related to alleged assault of Muslim man in Ghaziabad

According to information on the Lumen database, Twitter received a legal request from the Indian government on June 17 for actioning 50 tweets.

published on : 21st June 2021

Anti COVID vaccination propaganda harming poor the most: Harsh Vardhan

People should be protected from those who are spreading rumours and fake information against coronavirus vaccines, it harms the poor people the most, Vardhan said.

published on : 21st June 2021

Akshay Kumar slams fake media reports of slashing fees for 'Bell Bottom'

'Bell Bottom' was the first major Bollywood film to start and finish its shooting during the coronavirus pandemic. The upcoming film marks Vaani's first collaboration with Khiladi Kumar.

published on : 14th June 2021
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