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World  /  Published 18.07.21

Social media killing people, says Biden

President Biden unleashed his growing frustration with social media on Friday, saying that platforms like Facebook were “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the coronavirus va...
By Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Cecilia Kang in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.21

Distraction by design

In June 2020, Patanjali Ayurved, an Indian packaged goods company, launched Coronil, an ayurvedic medication. It was marketed as a treatment for respiratory diseases, including Covid-19. Ini...
By Anindita Nag

India  /  Published 13.05.21

Covid: FB to start drive to bust fake news

Facebook on Thursday said it will roll out a new campaign in India in the coming weeks to "educate and inform people" about how to detect misinformation related to Covid-19, and encourage us...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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


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