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India  /  Published 05.07.20

TN custody deaths: CID Crime Branch warns against posting fake news

The CB-CID has warned against fake news and photographs being circulated on the sensational father-son duo death case in the social media and directed removal of such posts or face legal action. Also...
By PTI in Tuticorin

India  /  Published 15.06.20

All slam media policy, but not media

The Jammu and Kashmir administration’s new media policy, which empowers the State to tell between fake news and authentic news and take action, has been criticised by almost all but one group: journ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.06.20

Shock at virus misinformation

Historian Hari Sankar Vasudevan died at a private hospital in Calcutta on May 10.On Wednesday (June 10), journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta uploaded on Facebook a post attributed to his sister and Vasu...
By The Telegraph in

Maharashtra  /  Published 06.06.20

Mumbai cops action against fake news legal: Maha govt

Justifying the Mumbai police's order that stipulates criminal action against anyone spreading false and fake information on social media, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that rea...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 12.05.20

Trolls fume, govt drops guidelines

A Union home ministry think tank on Monday stayed tight-lipped on its abrupt withdrawal of how-to-spot-fake-news guidelines, which had debunked an audio clip maligning the Tablighi Jamaat chief and re...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Covid-19 fact-checks reveal hate campaign

A fact-checking platform has claimed in a report that a bulk of Covid-19-related fact-checks in April were related to communal rumours, most of them false allegations that Muslims were deliberately sp...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.20

Fake news: 140 held, 586 warned in state

Police have arrested 140 people and cautioned 586 across the state for creating, circulating, posting, and forwarding fake news related to Covid-19 on social media.At least 180 cases have been registe...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Probe into ‘fake’ post

Police on Friday said a social media post that claimed that 25 to 30 people with fever and cough died in their homes in the Taltala area of central Calcutta was fake.The post, which was circulated ove...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Covid-19 pandemic: ‘Exaggeration’ cuffs on 2

Two men have been arrested for allegedly circulating a clip of a Covid-related conversation that police said contained false information and was “motivated and exaggerated”.Naveen Kumar Poddar was...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 22.04.20

After UAE, missions in Doha and Muscat speak up

India’s embassies in Doha and Muscat warned social media users against getting swayed by divisive fake news, stepping in after the country’s envoy to the UAE had on Monday cautioned Indians living...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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