Tag: fake news

Fact check: Kite-flying was banned in Hyderabad, reported PTI

“Kite-flying banned during Sankranti festival in Hyderabad”, reads the headline of a report published by PTI on January 11. Several…

Muslims attacked Hindus in Rajasthan after polls? Know the truth

राजस्थान में कांग्रेस सरकार बनते ही पाकिस्तान से लगे जैसलमेर के दार्ती गांव में शांतिदूत मुस्लिमो द्वारा मारवाडी हिन्दूओ के…

Hyderabad: Fake news about Traffic Police Adalath take motorists for a ride

Hyderabad: “Fake news” about a Traffic Police Lok Adalath at Goshamahal Police grounds drew hundreds of motorists to the venue…

Viral post claims Makkah’s Mina valley is Kumbh Mela

NEW DELHI: An actual image of tents pitched in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia is being circulated on several social…

To tackle fake news, WhatsApp, DEF train community leaders

JAIPUR: Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcomimg Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for…

Fake news getting spread on social media, be careful

Hyderabad: Every news item which is getting circulated on social media is not true. With the promulgation of election notification,…

ShareChat & Helo: Regional language social media platforms spawning fake news

NEW DELHI: The danger of fake news is real and India is a huge market for it which is only…

Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India: BBC research

A research conducted by BBC has revealed that a rising tide of nationalism in India is driving ordinary citizens to…

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…