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West Bengal govt plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

State govt has been preparing data bank on fake news circulated on social media in WB, other parts of India while framing new law.

15 Jun 2018 1:12 PM

Active Twitter users most likely to spread 'fake news': study

The study does not consider Twitter users who may have seen the original tweets with false news and ignored them.

13 May 2018 9:04 PM

Report says WH chief of staff called Trump an 'idiot'; Kelly denies

'I spend more time with the President than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship,' Kelly said.

01 May 2018 11:27 AM

FIR against two news channels for broadcasting 'false stories'

The GDA has alleged that the channels had aired stories, levelling charges of Rs 2 cr bribery against its vice chairperson.

29 Apr 2018 11:22 AM

Willing to pay price for standing up for my belief, says Smriti Irani

Irani's comments came in backdrop of her ministry withdrawing its contentious order on fake news following directive from PMO.

20 Apr 2018 9:09 AM


Netas create false news; the Press is their victim

The order was withdrawn the very next day — on the directions from PM Narendra Modi’s office — after outrage from the media and the public.

15 Apr 2018 6:11 AM

Fake news is dirty politics, not journalism

In fact, the word “news” in its name is misleading. It should plainly be called what it is — “false information”.

09 Apr 2018 12:17 AM

I&B ministry forms panel to regulate online news media

10-member panel includes secretaries of ministries of information and broadcasting, electronics and information technology, and home.

06 Apr 2018 10:17 AM

Fake news on rise? Beware of these parody accounts on social media

In India, a number of accounts have surfaced on Twitter to spread sensational fake content to garner more views.

05 Apr 2018 8:45 PM

Opinion: Combating post-truth, fake news, false news and censorship

Governments have been consistently striking at the concept of press freedom in name of curbing fake news.

05 Apr 2018 11:05 AM


Nothing wrong if govt intends to take steps to check fake news: Press Council

The Press Council's comments came after PM Narendra Modi ordered the I&B Ministry to cancel its fake news order.

04 Apr 2018 12:11 PM

Fake news order is not govt’s first attempt to gag media

The Raje government ordinance or executive order barring courts from taking up complaints against public servants without the government’s approval.

04 Apr 2018 1:37 AM

PM Modi snubs Smriti Irani, forces U-turn on ‘fake news’ move

The I&B ministry decision drew sharp criticism from the Opposition parties as well as from press bodies.

04 Apr 2018 1:06 AM

Editors Guild condemns I&B ministry's fake news order, thanks Modi for intervening

The guild was discontent over the fact that Centre’s faith rests only on the Press Council of India to deliver justice in such cases.

03 Apr 2018 7:13 PM

Restricting media equals to killing democracy: Sheila Dixit on fake news

In a bid to check spread of fake news, the govt came out with new rules for issuing and withdrawing Press Information Bureau tag to journos.

03 Apr 2018 3:48 PM


PM Modi directs I&B ministry to withdraw fake news order

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the matter should only be addressed in Press Council of India.

03 Apr 2018 12:48 PM

Journalists could lose accreditation permanently for fake news: Govt

According to amended rules, publication, telecast of fake news would result in 6-month-suspension of journalist in first violation.

03 Apr 2018 8:18 AM

Smriti Irani responds to Cong on measures against ‘fake’ news

Cong asked who will determine if a reported news item is 'fake' and showed apprehension that rules might be misused to harass reporters.

03 Apr 2018 8:02 AM

Govt to crack down on scribes to curb spread of fake news

In an effort to curb instances of fake news in various mediums including print and electronic media.

03 Apr 2018 12:31 AM

Malaysia approves 'fake news' law despite outcry

Critics are worried that fake news will be used to stifle dissent before elections.

02 Apr 2018 7:17 PM