Fake News
Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.21

2 arrested for spreading fake news

An 18-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly stocking medical oxygen cylinders without valid documents on Friday. Police have seized two filled and one empty cylinder of 10litre capacity. ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.05.21

Fake news: Where to file complaint

He added: “We will maintain confidentiality about the identity of the person who gives us information about any such lead. Spreading or circulating anything without verification that could catal...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.21

Fake 'khela hobe' posts under police lens

The police said they would send summons to the profile holders and seek their presence at Lalbazar for examination in connection with the case. “We have also written to Facebook and Twitter ide...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 13.03.21

One-day Twitter ban for ‘fake’ Ajmal video

The two Twitter accounts that were suspended by the social networking platform on Thursday following the uproar over the doctored video of AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal “asserting” that the ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.03.21

Media in shock over 'gag' report

“We should have a strategy to neutralise the people who are writing against the Government without facts and set false narratives / spread fake news,” says Law & Justice Minister Ravi ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi


India  /  Published 26.11.20

Kerala repeals law against free speech

The Kerala government on Wednesday repealed a new penal provision against “publishing or disseminating” offensive content, bowing to widespread criticism of a four-day-old law that had bee...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 08.11.20

FB tags as false Assam minister’s post

A Facebook post by Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma claiming that a crowd raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans while receiving AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal at Silchar airport...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 17.10.20

Sushant: 'fake news' lawyer held

The cyber cell of Mumbai police on Friday arrested a lawyer from Delhi for allegedly spreading fake news and conspiracy theories on social media over the deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his f...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.10.20

Centre: steps in place to curb fake news

The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it is aware of the dangers of fake news on social media platforms and rules have been framed under the Intermediaries Guidelines -- which regulate social ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 16.09.20

FB: Delhi poll secret is out

While Facebook has heralded improvements to its fight against disinformation in the US, it has been slow to deal with fake accounts that have affected elections around the world, according to a post p...
By Our Bureau, New York Times News Service in Oakland, California


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