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"Fake News A New Menace," Says President Ram Nath Kovind

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:43 AM

Asserting that the din of the "breaking-news syndrome" has consumed the media, President Ram Nath Kovind said fake-news has emerged as a-new-menace whose purveyors call themselves journalists and taint a noble-profession. President Kovind said old timers would recall the magical-touchstone of five Ws and H (what, when, why, where, who and how) whose answers were essential for a story to qualify as a news-report.
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Facebook issues fake news correction notice on user's post

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:59 PM

Facebook has issued its first-ever correction notice on a post after it was instructed by the Singapore government to correct what officials deemed "fake news". The correction, added to a post by Australia-based blogger Alex Tan, was placed at the bottom without altering the content of the post. The is the second use of the country's new "fake news" law.
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PIB establishes checking unit to combat fake news against government on social media

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 7:58 PM

The Centre's nodal agency for issuing releases to the public, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has created a fact checking unit in order to tackle the fake news on social media targeting the government and the work being done by it, reported a tweet from PIB. In 2018, the ministry constituted a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites.

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