CNN Newsi8, India Tooday, Times HOW and RepubiicTV: How parody accounts fool social media users

Psychologists have long argued that people are wired to believe what they want to believe. Parody accounts of news websites have figured this out and are preying upon this weakness. Even the most outrageous information tweeted by these parody handles...

No, Swara Bhasker did not abuse Major Gogoi or the Indian army

Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker, responding to Sadhguru's "liberals are fanatics remark", tweeted that "some ass***** with big caste pride tied men to a jeep, flogged them publicly and recorded it (but Sadhguru says liberals are fanatics)."Some a...

False claim: Muslims perpetrating violence in the garb of Kanwar Yatra pilgrims

"Arrested Kanwariyas turned out to be Muslim guys who dressed up as Kanwar and tried to malign Hindus by committing violence". A message is being shared on social media claiming that Muslim men dressed up as Kanwar Yatris and perpetrated violence. Ea...

Old video of wildlife swept away by floods in Odisha circulated as recent Kerala floods

A video is widespread on social media claiming that deer and other wildlife have been washed away in the ongoing floods in the state of Kerala.Among those who shared it on Facebook was news portal OneIndia Tamil. They have now deleted the video ...

Old video of violence by Kanwariyas shared on social media as recent incident

In the wake of the recent violence in New Delhi by Kanwariyas (Lord Shiva devotees), a video is circulating widely on social media. This video shows a mob of saffron-clad men indulging in violence and vandalism, and clashing with the police. Social m...

Did NDTV report encounter of terrorists in Kashmir as death of civilians?

"Army gun down 5 terrorists in J&K but @ndtv call them Citizens Pls for sake of this Nation and our brave soldiers STOP watching @ndtv Unsubscribe @ndtv and all its channel, Twitter Handles, FB and uninstall @ndtv APP", tweeted Gaurav Pradhan, a ...

Actor Koena Mitra tweets fake ‘love jihad’ rate list

On August 4, 2018, actor Koena Mitra tweeted an image of what appeared to be an extract from a newspaper, Sanjha Lokswami. It showed a rate list with a price tag put on non-Muslim women with an exhortation to lure them and convert them to Islam. The ...

No, Punya Prasun Bajpai is not joining NDTV as claimed on social media

The recent exit of senior journalists Punya Prasun Bajpai and Milind Khandekar from ABP News has become a subject of controversy. There has been intense amount of speculation that the trio was compelled to resign over their reportage which was deemed...

Old video of child’s murder from Thailand construed as Indian, shared on Facebook

A disturbing video of a man hanging himself and a kid to a pole has been circulating on Facebook over the past few days. In the video, a man and a toddler are seen seated on a concrete surface with a pole lowering down the edge. Further on, the m...

Bribery allegations against Arvind Kejriwal: A review of TV media coverage

A little over a year ago, on May 7th, 2017 there was high excitement in television newsrooms. Former AAP minister Kapil Mishra had alleged that he saw Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crores from Satyendra Jain. What followed was a no-holds-ba...

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