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Andhra HC dismisses plea against govt order for action against fake news

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has dismissed a petition filed against the state government's order for action against fake news. The bench of Chief...

Akshay Kumar denies booking charter flight for sister, warns of legal action

The Bollywood superstar called the news "fake from start to end" saying his sister has only one child and she never travelled anywhere amid the lockdown.

Scientists fight online virus misinformation war

The World Health Organisation, meanwhile, has entered into an agreement with Facebook to transmit information directly to users via personal message services.

Myanmar editor jailed for two years over coronavirus error

Chief editor Zaw Ye Htet was arrested May 13, the same day his online news agency Dae Pyaw published an erroneous article alleging there had been a death due to the COVID-19 in eastern Karen state.

Facebook flagged 50 million misleading COVID-19 posts in April

Facebook said it also removed more than 2.5 million pieces of content for the sale of masks, hand sanitisers, surface disinfecting wipes and COVID-19 test kits since March 1.

Here are the seven fake news going viral on social media this week

Those who would like to verify any message about its veracity could check the website.

Two Kashmir journalists booked; press bodies, Twitterati lodge protest

Kashmir Press Club, also asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu to issue directions for putting an end to harassment of journalists in the Union Territory.

Telangana launches ‘T COVID 19’ app to give authentic info

Developed in collaboration with AWS, Cisco and Hdyerabad-based startup Quantela, the application will be a single source of information on COVID-19 for citizens

Case against Telugu news channel for fake news on COVID-19

Case was booked against K Satyanarayana Guptha from New Maruthi Nagar in Kothapet for allegedly telecasting fake news about the owner of a mutton stall at Chaitanyapuri cross roads getting infected with Coronavirus

WhatsApp to limit sharing of frequently forwarded messages to one chat at a time

While the Facebook-owned platform has been battling the menace of spread of fake news through its platform, the introduction of the new feature comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by people to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.

COVID-19: Centre asks states, UTs to create mechanism to verify facts

"I would like to apprise you that the government of India is creating a web portal where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly."

Hyderabad: Man who forged Govt order on wineshops opening arrested

According to City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, the suspect, Sunny from Uppal, had prepared the fake GO as per which the Excise department had allowed the sale of liquor in the city.

Fake news in COVID-19 times

False posts have created communal commotions, few posts have caused mob lynching of innocents assumed to be child kidnappers

Why COVID-19 became a social media nightmare

Unnecessary forwards and posts have been a major reason for panic among public around the world

Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

"There probably is a concern from social networking companies about accuracy warnings degrading the user experience, because you're exposing users to content that they didn't want to see."

Corona scare: Man held for spreading fake news in Adilabad

Adilabad: A man was arrested for allegedly circulating a video on WhatsApp stating that a person was infected with coronavirus in Kaghaznagar town on Thursday. Kaghaznagar...

COVID-19: Cases booked against two for posting fake news in TS

According to police, Pittala Srikanth, a health supervisor of Hanamkonda lodged a complaint against V Rajendra Prasad, a resident of Oorugonda village, that the latter had spread a fake news through his mobile number

Huge surge in fake corona news on Facebook, WhatsApp bleeds India

Two top physicians in the country Medanta Medicity's Dr Naresh Trehan and Narayana Health's Dr Devi Shetty found themselves helpless when fake news around them took the social media by storm on Thursday.

How people react to fake news on Facebook, Twitter

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide people with a lot of information, but it's getting harder and harder to tell what's real and what's not.

Fake corona post: Case in Keesara against ward member

Hyderabad: The Keesara police booked case against a gram panchayat ward member on charges of spreading fake news on the coronavirus on WhatsApp here...

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