Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicFake news

Topic: fake news

Gujarat auto driver whom Kejriwal met didn’t hang Modi’s portrait at home, viral image morphed

An auto rickshaw driver, Vikram Dantani, who lives in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, had invited Kejriwal to have dinner at his home, stating that he was a ‘big fan’ of the AAP leader.

Viral video shared by Chhattisgarh Congress of BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s Raipur rally is edited

The Chhattisgarh Congress shared a 13-second clip showing people raising slogans of 'Bhupesh Baghel zindabad' during Surya's rally.

Sorting the real news from fake news on social media networks isn’t easy. What you can do

Malicious actors use our psychology against us to make us believe fake news. By studying theories of human cognition, we can apply techniques to spot 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.

On Camera


People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, during a commemoration of the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter, Reuters

China protests a ‘grey rhino’ moment for Xi Jinping. And it will only get stronger

Chinese agitators aren’t shying away from connecting demands to lift Covid restrictions with broader political appeals.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.