fake news

Hollywood celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction over 'hateful, false' content

They were among the high profile names lending their backing to the '#StopHateforProfit' movement's latest campaign.

published on : 16th September 2020

Mumbaikar held for uploading online videos spreading fake news in Sushant case

The action was taken by the Mumbai Police's cyber wing against the accused, Omar Sarvagnya, after the videos were found to be defamatory and damaging the image of state government and city police.

published on : 6th September 2020

Facebook moves to target misinformation ahead of US presidential election

Facebook and other social media companies are being scrutinized over how they handle misinformation, given issues with President Donald Trump and other candidates posting false information.

published on : 3rd September 2020

Fake news more dangerous than paid news, calls for self regulation: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said that several countries all over the world have been affected by the fake news menace and many are taking steps to curb it.

published on : 27th August 2020

Facebook beefs up anti-misinformation efforts ahead of US election

Facebook continues to face widespread criticism around how it handles misinformation around elections and other matters.

published on : 13th August 2020

Fake news and COVID-19, a neverending saga

The major source of fake news was WhatsApp with 88.4 per cent respondents reporting it, followed by Facebook (reported by 42.5 per cent) and Instagram (reported by 21.96 per cent).

published on : 30th July 2020

Russia rejects accusations of spreading disinformation about COVID-19 pandemic in US

US officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Russian intelligence services were using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 29th July 2020

Hyderabad! Stop sharing that fake 'viral' COVID-19 plasma donors list

This post has been going viral in Hyderabad since July 15 night and everybody has been sharing it believing it could help someone out there who needs plasma.

published on : 17th July 2020

Esha Deol quashes rumors of Hema Malini being hospitalized: She's fit and fine

There were reports that the 71-year-old actor was rushed to a hospital due to poor health.

published on : 12th July 2020

COVID-19: Mizoram man arrested for posting fake news on WhatsApp

During police investigation, it was found there was no such incident in the quarantine facility as claimed in the post, a police statement said.

published on : 8th July 2020

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

More than 900 companies have joined an advertising boycott of Facebook to protest its handling of hate speech and misinformation.

published on : 8th July 2020

INTERVIEW | Fake news more dangerous than paid news: Prakash Javadekar

I&B minister says fake news disturbs society and has potential to damage social fabric, asserts it creates a negative impression which world agencies pick up

published on : 8th July 2020

Scribe held for fake news on Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao testing COVID-19 positive

The journalist was picked up by the police personnel from Khammam in the morning when he was out for a walk and was shifted to Hyderabad for questioning.

published on : 7th July 2020

'Premature': Delhi Court junks Union Minister Babul Supriyo’s defamation plea

The trial court in its order on Thursday said that neither the requisite sanction was obtained as required under law, nor the complaint was filed before the court of magistrate by the politician himse

published on : 3rd July 2020

Truth or dare – people need to think twice

As all other activities have come to a standstill due to the nationwide lockdown, people are increasingly spending more time in front of screens.

published on : 2nd July 2020
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