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Tag: Fake News

India Blocks Pakistan YouTube Channels
India Blocks Pakistan-Sponsored YouTube Channels And Websites

To counter misleading and fake news, India banned 20 YouTube channels and two websites on Tuesday.

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Indian Army Recruitment 2022: 'No Relaxation In Age Limit'- PIB Fact Check Busts Fake News

The PIB Fact Check has shared a screenshot of the fake news, which was claiming a 2-year of relaxation in age limit to apply for Indian Army jobs, on its Twitter handle

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No Control Over Fake News On Web Portals, Will Get Bad Name For Country: SC

The Chief Justice added that the social media platforms do not respond if an issue is raised in connection with the content.

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Stop Spreading ‘Fake News’ Regarding Unlock In Odisha - Says SRC

Amidst rumours regarding unlock guidelines spreading like wildfire in the state, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena on Sunday (June 13), requested people to refrain from sharing false information on the internet.

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Beware! FAKE NEWS On Berhampur Shutdown Found Circulating On Social Media With OTV Logo 

Bhubaneswar: A fake news regarding shutdown of Berhampur city is doing rounds on social media with OTV graphics and logo even as the channel has not aired any such news this year. Neither the TV channel nor its digital platform has published/telecast any sort of news. Some mischief mongers have used the logo and graphics […]

Lekhashree Demands Action Against Facebook Page For Circulating Fake News
Lekhashree Demands Action Against Facebook Page For Circulating Fake News

Bhubaneswar: BJP State general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Saturday demanded action against a Facebook page for allegedly promoting fake and derogatory news against her. The Facebook page ‘Political Drama’ in a post claimed that Lekhashree made a shocking statement on the when asked about the rising cooking gas price. “Women should cook fewer items that […]

SC Notice To Twitter, Centre On Plea Seeking To Curb Hate Speech, Abusive Content

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and Twitter on a plea seeking a mechanism to check content on Twitter spreading hatred through fake news and instigative content through bogus accounts. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde issued the notice on a plea by BJP leader Vinit […]

Respect Indian Laws If You Want To Do Business: Govt Tells Twitter, FB

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday categorically said in the Rajya Sabha that action will be taken against Social Media platforms if fake news and violence is spread through it. “There is freedom of speech but Article 19A says that this is subject to reasonable restrictions,” said Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar […]

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Misinformation Is Greatest Enemy To Social Harmony: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and the BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the members of his party’s students wing to be alert against rumours and fake news on social media while stating that to ensure social harmony, misinformation needs to be wiped out from the society. “Social media is flooded with misinformation. Many a […]

Senior BJP Leader Samir Dey’s Health Condition Stable

Bhubaneswar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Samir Dey’s health condition is stable and he is undergoing treatment at a private hospital, informed Lalatendu Badu, the President of Cuttack Nagar BJP. Badu said Dey is being treated at a private hospital in CDA area of Cuttack for illness and his health condition remains stable. He […]

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Youth Arrested For Stealing OTV Network Content

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong action against perpetrators of content theft, the Infocity Police in the State capital arrested a youth for unauthorised duplication of copyright content belonging to Odisha Television Limited (OTV) Network. The accused identified as Niranjan Senapati of Khurda was reportedly stealing various content of OTV without any authorisation and/or consent. An FIR in […]

Fake News: Deliberate Attempt To Defame OTV?

Bhubaneswar: Once again a piece of fake news claiming COVID-19 shutdown extension in Cuttack was found circulating on social media on Monday. Though Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) was quick to come up with a clarification stating that it is a ‘HOAX,’ many social media users and observers see this phenomenon quite prevalent to be termed […]

COVID-19: Fake News On Shutdown Leads To Frenzied Rush In Markets In Odisha

Paralakhemundi: Even after Odisha government’s warning of stern action against the spread of hoax related to coronavirus, certain unscrupulous elements continue to create panic by spreading bogus news. Fake news of a shutdown in Paralakhemundi Town triggered panic among locals and led to huge congregations in local markets on Monday. Panic gripped people as the […]

Fake News Using OTV Logo Found Circulating On Social Media Again!

Bhubaneswar: A fake news prepared using OTV logos and graphics regarding shutdown in some areas of Jajpur district has been found doing rounds on social media platforms. The report claimed that shutdown has been announced in Byasanagar and Chandikhol areas of Jajpur from June 30 today 8 pm to July 6, 8 pm in view […]

PIB Sets Up Fact Check Unit To Check Fake News

New Delhi: In view of the growing trend of fake news, especially on social media, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has set up a fact-checking unit to verify news related to the government’s ministries, departments and schemes and to alert the public about fake news in circulation. “Received a forward that looks too good to […]

Fake News Bigger Menace Than Paid News: Javadekar

New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that fake news was a bigger menace than paid news and urged the media fraternity to introspect about ways to deal with it. Speaking at an event organised by the Press Council of India to observe National Press Day and confer National Awards for Excellence in […]

Fake News More Dangerous Than Paid News: I&B Minister Javadekar

New Delhi: Fake news is more dangerous than paid news and there is a need for the government and the media to combat it jointly, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. The government will not take any step that may curb media freedom, the minister said and suggested there should be some […]

Social Media Rumours About Coronation Of New Puri King 'FALSE'

Bhubaneswar: A photo is being circulated on social media platforms claiming about the coronation of new Puri King. The picture, which has gone viral, purportedly shows a youth in a customary attire along with Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb and Raja Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo of Dhenkanal and their families. In no time speculations were rife […]

Facebook full of fake online review groups, warns Which?

London: Facebook has failed to stop fake product review factories that are increasingly being used to mislead consumers, an investigation by consumer association Which? has found. Facebook remains flooded with fake review groups, despite being ordered to take urgent action by UK regulator Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the study found. “Our latest findings demonstrate […]

'All-time high' fake news storm hits millions in India polls

New Delhi: Veena Arora, a retired school principal in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, decided to use a smartphone in November last year for the first time at the cajoling of her children so that the family could stay together online even though they live in different cities. In no time, she joined WhatsApp and […]

Singapore passes fake news bill after days of debate

Singapore: Singapore parliament has passed a comprehensive piece of legislation to combat fake news, after a marathon two-day debate, amid criticism from opponents and activists who consider it an attack on freedom of expression, the media reported on Thursday. The legislation titled, “Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill”, is not a political tool for the […]

Polls midway, social media still fighting fake news

New Delhi: The great Indian election season has hit midway – with three phases of voting now over and four more to go – but social media platforms are still scrambling to control the spread of election-related misinformation. Social media “warriors” are busy propagating “reworked” and “reoriented” content related to political news, government scams, historical […]

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

San Francisco: In yet another bid to tame fake news, Facebook will crack down on Groups that repeatedly share misinformation by reducing that Group’s overall News Feed distribution. The social media platform will also hold admins of the Facebook Groups more accountable for the Community Standards violations. “When people in a group repeatedly share content that […]

Stop 'Frequently Forwarded' messages soon on WhatsApp

New Delhi: In a bid to minimize fake news on its platform, WhatsApp is now testing a new feature within its Groups Settings to help users stop sending “Frequently Forwarded” messages. The Facebook-owned platform is already working on two features that will help its over 1.5 billion users know how many times a message has been […]

India needs human-centric AI to curb fake news

New Delhi: As social media giants fight to curb fake news ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, an Indian-origin tech junkie has stressed it is not enough as the nation needs better human-centric Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions to combat the spread of misinformation. For Lyric Jain, a 22-year-old Cambridge and MIT graduate, social media platforms and […]