Fake news

Shashi Tharoor apologises to Sumitra Mahajan’s son for his misinformed tweet on her 'demise'

In his deleted tweet, Tharoor had expressed condolence on the “demise of veteran BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan.” Soon after it, he retracted his statement and wished good health to Mahajan.

Apr 23, 2021, 16:04 PM IST

Zee fact file: Bihar farmer's claims of 'Hop-shoots' crop turns out to be fake, check report

A news that has recently grabbed headlines about a farmer from Bihar's Aurangabad growing the world's costliest vegetable called the Hop Shoots.

Apr 03, 2021, 19:50 PM IST

International Fact Checking Day: Google unveils new features to track fake news

In a blog post, Alexios Mantzarlis, ‎News and Information Credibility Lead at Google News Lab, revealed that more than 50,000 new fact checks came up on Google Search with all fact-checks receiving more than 2.4 billion impressions in search during that time frame.

Apr 02, 2021, 19:57 PM IST

Fake Alert! Old notice regarding exam schedule being circulated in social media, CBSE clears air

The viral notification is actually dated April 1, 2020 but it left many students confused as they overlooked the year mentioned and fell prey to the fake news.

Apr 02, 2021, 18:25 PM IST

Big crackdown on WhatsApp, Facebook forwards, Ghaziabad police issues notice

The police has said that any person found sharing texts, pictures or videos which are objectionable in nature will be booked under Indian Penal Code section 505/153A/295A/298.

Mar 25, 2021, 22:56 PM IST

Fact check: UP Police clarifies on mask checking campaign, terms social media post as 'fake'

The UP police, however, refuted the social media message and tweeted (in Hindi), and said that no such campaign of mask checking is being launched by it, nor has any such information been disseminated. It advised the people not to pay attention to such misleading news.

Feb 26, 2021, 12:01 PM IST

SC issues notice to Centre, Twitter on plea to regulate fake news, anti-India posts

Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Twitter India seeking a mechanism to regulate content and advertisements on the social media platforms which spreads anti-India messages through fake news and incendiary messages via bogus accounts.

Feb 12, 2021, 13:12 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Twitter's double standard exposed; works in 'connivance' with conspirators of India?

On August 24, 1608, the East India Company ship from Great Britain reached a port in Surat by sea. At that time perhaps no one had even imagined that the East India Company of Britain would rule a country 20 times larger than its own country and at that time about one-fourth of the world's population.

Feb 12, 2021, 00:20 AM IST

Action will be taken if social media used to spread fake news, violence: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

In response to "legal requests" from the Central government, Twitter on Wednesday informed that it has taken multiple enforcement actions - including permanent suspension of over 500 accounts for clear violations of Twitter`s rules. 

Feb 11, 2021, 15:13 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Toolkits, fake news and masters in protest management!

Think after 10 years from now when someone will ask you what your son is doing what will be your answer? Perhaps you will say that your son is doing MBA in Protest Management. It may also happen that in the next few years, the governments should set up a Ministry of Protest Welfare and a separate budget should be made for this ministry too.

Feb 11, 2021, 00:26 AM IST

Fake News: 2 held for sharing wrong information about Delhi Police on Facebook, Twitter

Delhi Police took prompt action in view of the alarming circulation of fake news regarding the resignation of Police personnel. It arrested accused Om Prakash Dhetarwal, who had posted an old video from September 2020 of Home Guards of another state, and portrayed it was from the Delhi Police.

Feb 02, 2021, 18:27 PM IST

DNA exclusive: Anurag Thakur's first reaction on fake news

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Feb 01, 2021, 23:05 PM IST

DNA exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's first reaction on fake news

Speaking exclusively to DNA Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary, Javadekar said that the Narendra Modi government is committed to farmers' empowerment and so it has introduced several schemes in the last few years. This year the Modi government to increase the income of the farmers so it is imposing agriculture cess. 

Feb 01, 2021, 23:00 PM IST

DNA: Fake News of Corona Vaccine's Side Effect

Fake news is being spread on social media about Zee Media reporter Pooja Makkar. It is being claimed that Pooja Makkad has deteriorated after taking the vaccine. The shocking thing is that these fake news are being spread through verified accounts.

Jan 08, 2021, 22:48 PM IST

Explainer: Jairam Ramesh's apology exposes 70 years of Congress’ 'Fake truth'

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today apologised to NSA Ajit Doval's family in the Caravan defamation suit.

Dec 19, 2020, 18:20 PM IST

DNA: The world hopes for India's cheap Corona vaccine

Today, PM Modi spoke openly about the upcoming vaccine, he said that the world has great hope from India's cheap vaccine. In this section of the DNA, we will analyse the 'fake news' crisis on the corona vaccine.

Dec 04, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

'Centre announces 15-day lockdown' report fake news: PIB fact check

The report shared on social media, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo, claimed that the Centre has announced a lockdown of 15 days, but it was found to be fake news in the PIB fact check.

Dec 04, 2020, 16:01 PM IST

PIB Fact check: Another lockdown in India from December 1? Here's the truth

The government has asked people to refrain from believing any rumour being spread on social media which can create a panic-like situation.

Nov 13, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

DNA Exclusive: Is social media changing our personality and way of thinking?

 For these social media companies, we are like a product and they are virtually dictating our choices. Not only this, they are even trying to mold our thoughts to vote in favour of a particular political party during elections. 

Sep 25, 2020, 01:54 AM IST

DNA Exclusive: Fake news may trigger riots or create war-like situation between two nations

MoS Home G Kishan Reddy told Parliament on Tuesday that the migration of a large number of workers was triggered by fake news during the lockdown. 

Sep 17, 2020, 01:33 AM IST