Maharashtra CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis trolled for promoting a charity event linked to Christmas

“Launched Be Santa-campaign, as Ambassador for @927BIGFM - to collect gifts from people -for poor children, to bring smiles to their faces during this Christmas. Drop ur gifts at nearest @927BIGFM & Feel the joy - as best way to multiply your hap...
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Did PM Modi travel on the first ever seaplane in India? No

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's website www.narendramodi.in, the headline for one of the stories on December 12 gleamed 'PM Modi becomes first passenger of India's first ever seaplane!'. The article on the website referred to the PM's seaplane ride...
November 2017 Fake News Round UP

Fake News Round-up, November 2017 – BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya is the star

From Pandit Nehru to Nobel Laureate, Richard Thaler, no one was spared by the fake news industry this month to further its agenda. The obsession of right-wing groups with pro-Pakistan slogans was again in the limelight and three incidents which were ...

Six year old video circulated claiming SP leader Kamal Akhtar thrashed by UP Police for inciting riots

"दंगा भड़काने वाले सपा के कैबिनेट मंत्री कमाल अख्तर को UP पुलिस ने बीच सड़क पर गद्दे और रजाई की तरह धोया गया। इस सुंदर दृश्य को शेयर कीजिये Translation: SP Cabinet Minister Kamal Akhtar beaten up black and blue by UP Police for inciting riots". A video...
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Media coverage: Who fuelled BJP narrative on Aiyar’s ‘Aurangzeb’ comment?

“When Shahjahan took the place of Jahangir, was any election held then? When Aurangzeb succeeded Shahjahan, was any election held then? This was always known that the heir to the emperor will inherit power, although it is another matter if the succes...
Times Now Uterine Torsion Video

Times Now portrays a veterinary procedure used for pregnant cattle as animal cruelty

The top story on prime time on Times Now on November 30 was over how the cattle slaughter mafia resort to cruel practices in slaughterhouses. The story ran with the hashtag #CowSlaughterCruelty. It talked about how rules and norms are flouted in the ...
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FIR filed against admin of fake news site Postcard News for an alleged derogatory post

An FIR has been lodged against the admins of Postcard news for derogatory comments allegedly made against three women warriors of Kannada history on facebook pages run by them. It has been alleged that the abusive comments about Kittur Rani Chennamma...
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One more time, UP Police had nothing to do with the detention of donkeys

Social media erupted in laughter yesterday after ANI reported that Uttar Pradesh police released a herd of donkeys from a jail. The donkeys had been detained for destroying expensive plants outside the jail. The offbeat story spread like wildfire and...
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Demonetisation roll-out deeply flawed, introduction of Rs 2000 notes puzzling: Richard Thaler, Nobel Laureate

The speculation over Nobel Laureate, Richard Thaler’s views on demonetisation has finally been laid to rest. Ever since the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was announced, BJP leaders and supporters led by the head of their IT cell have us...
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The Hindu ‘unfiltered’ by Twitter after Alt News raises the issue

Alt News had stumbled upon a startling discovery yesterday. Tweets from the newspaper, The Hindu, were not appearing in Twitter search results. Although the @the_hindu account was active on Twitter, search results for its tweets draw a blank.Who...

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