Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicOnline misinformation

Topic: Online misinformation

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.

SubscriberWrites: In a world rife with misinformation & manipulation, it is time to become critical readers

Readers need to be careful about what they read and hear because of the farrago of information and misinformation in circulation, writes Satyam Choudhary.

India, US and China generating most Covid-related rumours, study says

Study says misinformation, rumours, stigma and conspiracy theories related to Covid pandemic have been spreading in at least 25 languages in 87 countries.

How Ramdev’s Coronil makes social media’s fight against misinformation more difficult

Even as Modi govt asked Patanjali to stop advertising Coronil as a Covid 'cure', platforms did little to stop misleading hashtags, or remove health misinformation.

Twitter is working on new feature to flag fake news shared by ‘politicians, public figures’

The new feature will have red and orange badges for tweets considered ‘harmfully misleading’. Misleading information will also be corrected by verified fact-checkers.

Here’s what the world is doing to tackle fake news. India can learn

A guide for existing attempts to legislate against what can broadly be referred to as online misinformation.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.