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Karnataka Congress spokesperson Kavita Reddy & two other women asked Postcard News founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde to sing Vande Mataram to prove his ‘Indian-ness’.
Justice Prasad says even the PCI needs to understand what is fake news, because its definition is not clear and is not defined by any act.
Hegde allegedly told interrogators he had the ‘blessings of several top Right-wing leaders’, which is why police are looking into investments in the portal. Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police is investigating if Right-wing portal Postcard News, whose co-founder and editor Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested last week for posting ‘fake news’, has the backing of BJP leaders. State BJP leaders have already accused the Congress government of chief minister Siddaramaiah of pursuing the case with political motives ahead of the 12 May assembly elections. Police sources claimed that Hegde had told interrogators that he had the “blessings of several top Right-wing leaders”, as a result of which they were looking into the investments made in the portal. Hegde was arrested after Postcard News, on 18 March, published a ‘fake report’ about an attack on a Jain seer by a Muslim youth. The ‘fake information’ was also published on the Twitter handles of the portal...
Experts weigh on the arrest of Mahesh Hegde, founder of Postcard News, for circulating fake news about a Muslim youth attacking a Jain monk.