Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicFake news

Topic: fake news

Video of Manish Sisodia saying ‘AAP orchestrates riots’ doctored, original clip blames BJP

Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia was announcing the results of a survey where people were asked 3 questions to gauge their opinion about the BJP, Congress and AAP.

Can you really spot a lie? Fake news is more difficult to catch than you think

It's not only people with poor science knowledge and low cognitive abilities who are more inclined to believe false stories. Study shows most do.

I&B Ministry warns mainstream TV news against using ‘unparliamentary language and hyperbole’

An advisory from the ministry cites TV news debates using ‘unverified claims’ and ‘fabricated pictures’. It cites two recent coverages — Jahangirpuri and Russia-Ukraine conflict.

With information overload makes fake news protracted, NEWS44 come to the rescue

Delhi-based online news portal was incepted with the intention of sharing inspiring stories about ordinary people, their journey, their plight, and their hard work.

Health to politics — world’s ‘information pollution’ is increasing. Media needs a purge

Leaders in the public and private spheres agree that the spread of misinformation and digital propaganda is an incredibly difficult challenge.

‘Go to hell’ — Imran Khan govt faces journalists’ wrath on new law curbing dissent

Pakistan govt claims the amendment to Electronic Crimes Prevention Act will help curb 'fake news' on social media. Journalists and opposition say it's a 'new tool of control'.

Fact-checking Covid-related social media posts isn’t working. There’s a better way

On social media, users get cues that lead to mobbing and piling on, and fake accounts or automated 'bots' can give the illusion that vast crowds are impressed or outraged by a news.

I&B ministry orders blocking of 35 YouTube channels, 2 websites over ‘anti-India propaganda’

The ministry said Indian intelligence agencies were closely monitoring the Pakistan-based platforms, that were also involved in spreading fake news 'in a coordinated manner'.

2021 was the year of fake news and misinformation on social media. It’s going to get worse

It was hard to imagine a worse year for social media, especially after Covid-19. See what three experts say about 2022.

Political WhatsApp groups increase knowledge, help people distinguish fake news: Study

People in groups where they can chat with each other are more aware than those who can only receive messages from admins, says a paper by a Harvard PhD student.

On Camera

YourTurn

The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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