"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.
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.
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.