Tag: fake news

This is what drives fake news in India!

Fake news messages centering on the ideas of nationalism and nation-building are shared widely in the India without concrete attempts…

Indonesia to hold weekly ‘fake news’ briefings

JAKARTA: Indonesias Communications Ministry has announced plans to hold weekly briefings on fake news in an effort to educate the…

Viral video: Imposter ‘Naga Sadhu’ not thrashed by Muslims

NEW DELHI: A video being floating on social media on September 2 with claims that Muslim man is thrashing an…

WhatsApp to train users on dangers of fake news

New Delhi: After being asked by the central government to take steps to stop the spread of disinformation on its…

Trump warns Google, Facebook & Twitter over fake news

San Francisco: US President Donald Trump issued another veiled threat to Google and social media giants Facebook and Twitter over…

Fake news nets $1.2 mn compensation for NRI businessman

Vancouver: An Indo-Canadian businessman, who is originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded $1.2 million in damages after he was…

WhatsApp rejects India’s request

After fake messages circulated on WhatsApp triggered several incidents of mob lynchings in recent weeks in India, the Facebook-owned messaging…

Altaf awarded Rs 8.4 cr in compensation over defamation in fake news articles

NEW DELHI: An Indo-Canadian businessman, who is originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded $1.2 million (Rs 8.4 crore approximately)…

Saudi clarifies building collapsed rumours during Haj pilgrimage

JEDDAH: Saudi Civil Defence denied rumours circulating about the collapse of a hotel in Makkah, Islam's holiest city. https://twitter.com/makkahregion/status/1028673783689826305 According…

Postcard News founder falsely claims Pak’s I-Day to be celebrated in Bengal

BENGAL: “Please look into this matter. Shame politics by T.M.C in W.B what is the meaning of “JASHN-E-AZADI” & also…

Now you can’t forward WhatsApp messages beyond this number

NEW DELHI: As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and…

Meet Telangana IPS officer fighting fake news in a unique way

HYDERABAD: This 2009 batch IPS officer has crafted a genius and innovative method of combatting fake news widely circulated through…

Actor Prakash Raj earned plenty of plaudits for this twitter post

NEW DELHI: Veteran multilingual actor and director Prakash Raj's reaction on Facebook’s action against fake online portal Postcard news is…

Wrong information on social media responsible for Hyderabadi youth Azam’s killing

Hyderabad: The family members of late Mohammed Azam demanded the government to take stern action against the persons who spread…

Facebook will not remove fake news, but demote it

San Francisco: Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate…

Death by ‘fake news’: social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

Panjuri Kachari :The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two…

Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom

Sao Paulo: Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media…

Before Trump, the long history of fake news

Paris: In capital letters and with an exclamation mark, "FAKE NEWS!" may have been popularised by Donald Trump in hundreds…

Hindu khatre mein hai? How the fake news ecosystem targets minorities to create a fear psychosis

Social media has become a convenient medium for purveyors of misinformation. Fake news has grown manifold, a large proportion of…

Fake news claims Muslim filed petition in SC against Hindu ritual

NEW DELHI: On July 7, several claims on social media alleged that members of the Muslim community filed a petition in…