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Bandra migrants protest case: Mumbai police arrests television journalist on charges of spreading fake news

Mumbai: Barely 24 hours after a massive migrants’ morcha demanding ‘ghar-wapsi’ shocked the nation, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday evening arrested a television journalist, Rahul Kulkarni, on charges of spreading fake news. “Rahul Kulkarni has been arrested by the Bandra Police and will be produced before the court on Thursday morning. He has been charged […]

Huge surge in fake corona news on Facebook, WhatsApp bleeds India

New Delhi: The massive surge in fake news, videos, GIFs and authentic-looking government notifications related to new coronavirus (COVID-19) in India has left millions of users, civil society members, journalists and authorities completely baffled and cornered, starting with panic buying across the country. Two top physicians in the country — Medanta Medicity’s Dr Naresh Trehan […]

Coronavirus: Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse

London: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed over 1,300 lives in China and the rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse, say researchers, adding that efforts to stop people sharing false news, misinformation and harmful advice on social media could save lives. Researchers from UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) focused on […]

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WhatsApp traceability: Facebook offers alternative ways to help India

New Delhi:¬†With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President, Global Affairs and Communications, has offered alternative ways to help the country, without any reference towards tracing the origin of the WhatsApp messages. WhatsApp had categorically said in the past that the government’s demand […]