Fake News
Opinion  /  Published 30.06.22

Emerging patterns

Working in the media has not been easy for many journalists around the world in recent years. There are many reasons for this — from political polarisation to online trolling, from some media ou...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

India  /  Published 28.06.22

Zubair's custody extended

New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India and the Press Club of India on Tuesday described the arrest of Alt News co-founder Muhammad Zubair on charges of hurting religious sentiments as "extremely d...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.06.22

Zubair gets 4-day police custody

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by four days the custodial interrogation of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a case related to a tweet he had posted in 2018 that was deemed to have hurt religi...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.22

Fake news: a political weapon

Fake news could have been fun. Inhabitants of a time and place seething with fake news of the crude kind supplied with ‘malice aforethought’ may be excused if they yearn for more gripping ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.06.22

BJP's manipulation of social media

Few threats pose as serious a challenge to the functioning of modern democracies as the viral spread of disinformation. Last week, more than 30 major tech companies, including Meta, Google, Twitter, T...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 19.06.22

Centre cracks Whatsapp whip

As many as 35 WhatsApp groups that were allegedly spreading fake news about the Agnipath military recruitment scheme were on Sunday banned by the government, officials said. The move came amid violen...
By Our Bureau, Agencies

Culture  /  Published 11.05.22

Looking back at rich history of Pulitzer

To boost circulation, a newspaper publisher stooped to sensationalistic, partly fabricated news and invented the yellow press. Both he and his arch-rival William Randolph Hearst stoked public hostilit...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 01.05.22

Flip side of the case

I was alone in the room. Suddenly, I have Johnny Depp for company. In 2018, when failed actress Tanushree Datta flew in from the US with an agenda, TV anchors like Arnab Goswami were ecstatic. Th...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

News  /  Published 30.03.22

The ability to authenticate information should be a life skill: Pratik Sinha

Fact-checker cannot be adjudicator Do we need punitive measures against people who spread misinformation or disinformation regularly? I am deeply conflicted about this issue. My personal opinion is ...
By Rohan Datta

India  /  Published 05.02.22

Govt heat on big tech firms on content

Indian officials have held heated discussions with Google, Twitter and Facebook for not proactively removing what they described as fake news on their platforms, sources said. The officials from the ...
By Reuters in New Delhi


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