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Online platforms to remove content flagged by govt's fact-checking mechanisms: new IT draft rules

New Delhi: Online platforms in India have to pull down content if flagged as fake or false by the Centre’s fact-checking mechanisms, as per the revised draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

Government of India strikes den of misinformation on YouTube

New Delhi/IBNS: In a series of over 40 fact-checks, the government busted three YouTube channels spreading false information in India.

'Could cause communal disharmony and disrupt public order': Centre blocks 45 videos of 10 YouTube channels

New Delhi: The Centre has blocked 45 videos of 10 YouTube channels citing fake news and morphed visuals to spread hate among religious communities.

India's Information & Broadcasting Ministry blocks 8 YouTube channels

New Delhi: Eight YouTube channels, one Facebook account, and two Facebook posts have been blocked for showing fake news and spreading communal hatred, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) said Thursday.

Situation in Amravati under control, no casualties: Maharashtra Home Minister

Mumbai/IBNS: The situation in Amravati is under control, a day after internet connections were suspended, and an indefinite curfew was imposed following two days of violent protests, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said Sunday.

'No mosque damaged in Tripura, no one injured': Centre flags fake news, urges people to maintain calm

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid tense situation in Tripura and rumours of attack on religious places, the Centre on Saturday issued a statement urging people to maintain calm and not believe fake news. 

Tripura violence: US based Muslim group cries foul after being booked under UAPA charges for spreading fake news

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), the largest US-based advocacy organization of Indian American Muslims, has started playing victim card after its social media account with 101 others have been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by the Tripura police in India for spreading a series of fake news during the recent communal violence in the north-eastern state.

Former Prasar Bharti CEO Jawhar Sircar shares PM Modi's fake image, draws flak on Twitter

New Delhi/IBNS: A photoshopped picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing to Nita Ambani, wife of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, has gone viral and even former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar went on to share the image on his Twitter handle.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Twitter over mechanism to check fake news

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to both the central government and Twitter on a mechanism to check fake news, hate messages, seditious and incendiary content on the micro-blogging site, media reports said.

IAS backdoor entry claim for Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's daughter found false in fact check

New Delhi/IBNS: Rumours that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's daughter passed the IAS examinations without even appearing in the highly competitive test, have been proved wrong by a fact-check into social media claims by AFP Fact Check.

Top Bollywood producers file law suit against certain media houses for 'irresponsible reporting'

Mumbai: Several top Bollywood producers have come together to file a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against certain media houses for 'irresponsible reporting'.

Will do 100 sit-ups if one can prove West Bengal government said no to Durga Puja: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Lashing out at the IT cell of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) without taking its name, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would do 100 sit-ups in front of people if it can be proved that her government said no to Durga Puja, as claimed by a message circulated on WhatsApp.

Will vacate government bungalow by Aug 1, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slamming fake news

New Delhi/UNI: Congress leader and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said she would vacate her government accommodation in Lodhi Estate here by Aug 1 and slammed the "fake news" that she had requested more time.

Kuwait rejects online anti-India propaganda, reposes faith in friendship of two nations

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after Twitter deleted fake handles attributed to royal family members of the Gulf countries which were used to target and  spread false news about India, Kuwait has now rejected attempts to spoil ties with the nation through ‘foreign sponsored’ social media posts.

COMMENTARY: Fake News in the times of Corona: Fighting the ‘Infodemic’

The world is fighting a pandemic which is taking human toll every day. COVID-19 has led to lockdowns across continents. The global economy has plunged into a recession endangering livelihood and jobs of millions. In India, we are anxiously looking at a gradually increasing number of patients and deaths as government at the centre and the states strive hard to flatten the curve. We are fighting another battle too.