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PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

Nov 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting replied in writing, to a question raised in the parliament that PIB Fact Check has responded to 28,578 requests of fact checking since 2019, when it was established.

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

Sep 14, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

This is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel.


Rakesh Tikait Arrested Amid Farmer Protests? Delhi Police Calls it Fake News

BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik also said that Tikait was not arrested, even as cops warned of action against fake news.

Fact Check: Does Covaxin Final Product Have Newborn Calf Serum? Here’s The Truth

Jun 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Union Health Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that facts have been 'twisted and misrepresented' in some social media posts


Fact Check: Has Indian Railways Cancelled All Trains Till March 31? Know The Truth

The Indian Railways informed that the wrong news clips are being circulated on social media platforms

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05 March, 2021

Suniel Shetty Files Police Complaint Against Production Company For Using His Photo On A Fake Film Poster

Outlook Web Bureau

Shetty has alleged that producers at the company have shared a fake poster of the movie with which he is not associated.


26 February, 2021

Website Offering Jobs, Mobiles, Laptops For Rs 2,100 Under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Is FAKE

Outlook Web Bureau

People are forwarding the fake news on social media platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.


24 February, 2021

Is Government Offering A Loan of Up To Rs 2 Lakh Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Yojana Loan’ Scheme?

Outlook Web Bureau

The website 'Pradhan Mantri Yojana Loan' claims that people in need of money for new business ventures can avail the benefits of the scheme launched by PM Modi.


22 February, 2021

FIR Against 8 Twitter Handles For Misleading, Fake News In Unnao Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Congress leader Udit Raj was booked for allegedly propagating fake news in a tweet that the teenagers were raped and their bodies cremated against the will of their family.


19 February, 2021

Toolkit Case: 3-Day Judicial Custody For Climate Activist Disha Ravi

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier in the day, the court had said that some media coverage on Disha Ravi’s case indicates sensationalism and prejudicial reporting.


11 January, 2021

Did Former Pak Diplomat Really Admit Over 300 People Were Killed In Balakot Airstrike?

Outlook Web Bureau

News platforms on January 9 claimed that the former Pakistani diplomat Zafar Hilaly admitted to the speculation that the Indian airstrike on February 26, 2019, killed 300 people on the Pakistani side in Balakot.


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14 December, 2020

And You Thought It’s A Young Shah Rukh Khan? Think Again

Outlook Web Bureau

How social media users reacted to a morphed version of SRK image.


09 December, 2020

Why Should Silicon Valley Platforms Get Immunity In India?

Prashant Reddy T.

Despite the deadly flood of misinformation, New Delhi appears simply unable to counter the formidable public advocacy machine of Silicon Valley majors


17 November, 2020

TMC Urges People To Be On Guard Against Fake News

PTI

Doctored videos being circulated to create confusion, says TMC minister


04 November, 2020

SAI Demands Probe After Several Athletes Duped Through False Khelo India Advertisement

Outlook Web Bureau

The apex body has managed to get the bank details of the culprit and demanded an immediate probe into the matter.


10 October, 2020

TRP Manipulation: Republic TV's CFO Skips Mumbai Police Summons, Cites SC Hearing

PTI

The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Mumbai crime branch had issued summons against Sundaram and he had been asked to join the investigation at 11 am on Saturday.


08 October, 2020

'Aware Of Social Media Fake News, Rules To Restrict Spread:' Centre Tells HC

PTI

The submissions have been made by the ministry in reply to the PIL by former RSS idealogue K N Govindacharya seeking directions to the Centre, Google, Facebook and Twitter to ensure the removal of fake news, hate speech floating on social media platforms.


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23 September, 2020

Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages, Accounts From China Targeting US Presidential Elections

PTI

U.S. intelligence officials warned last month about potential efforts by China, Russia and Iran to interfere in November's election. The accounts posted material both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.


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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other dignitaries at the ceremony to pay homage to Bodhisatva Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar on...

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other dignitaries at the ceremony to pay homage to Bodhisatva Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar on...

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Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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DMK MP TR Baalu in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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