Old news of 14-year old raped inside mosque in Moradabad circulates as recent incident

A news report is currently being circulated widely by some sections on social media. According to this report, a 14-year old girl was raped inside a mosque by a cleric and a shopkeeper in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. The report states that the mosque fa...

Fake message about Royal Enfield bike catching fire in Bangalore viral on social media

"Royal Enfield Motorcycle Petrol Tank blast. Man burnt alive near electronic City Begur junction Due to petrol tank filled full! Don't fill full tank in summer!" This message has gone viral on social media along with a video of a man charred to death...

Founder of fake news website PostCard News arrested

Peddling communally sensitive rumours and fake news cannot be without consequences. Karnataka police has arrested Postcard News founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde under sections 153A, 295A and 120B of IPC. BJP MP Pratap Simha was among those who tweeted abo...

Postcard News spreads fake news about a Jain sage attacked by Muslim youth

“Very sad news, yesterday in Karantaka Jain muni attacked by muslim youth .... No one is safe in Siddaramaiah's Karnataka.”. When news like this starts going viral on social media, you know that elections are round the corner and the usual suspects ...

NewsX, Jansatta join social media in rumor-mongering over Irrfan Khan’s health

Ever since Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan tweeted that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease, rumour mills have been working overtime to speculate about his health. Khan had requested his fans not to speculate as he will himself share the story once...

February round-up: Mainstream media and their hilarious blunders

February saw a barrage of fake news and misleading information that circulated widely on social media. This month, the lead was taken by mainstream media houses. A number of prominent news organisations in both print and television rushed to report n...

TRACED: Who floated the false “Forensics report states Sridevi died of heart attack” story?

“BIG QUESTION: If Sridevi died of accidental drowning who floated heart attack theory?” Times Now asked a very relevant question about the false news that was circulating about Sridevi’s death. Alt News decided to lend them a helping hand in finding ...

A compilation of Times Now’s experiments with untruth

“The pattern of a known fake and out-of-context video being deliberately recirculated multiple times by a selected section of the Indian media is a clear pointer that the objective of the exercise is to spread malicious and false propaganda on a swat...

Serial faker Prashant Patel Umrao spreads fake news about Rajdeep Sardesai’s son

After senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai filed a police complaint against lawyer Prashant P Umrao accusing him of spreading fake news on social media, Umrao in his characteristic style launched a series of personal attacks on Sardesai. He asked, “Do ...

Times Now wrongly attributes a speech starting with ‘Jai Siya Ram’ to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Times Now is at it again. This time the fake news is timed with Prime Minister Modi’s trip to the UAE. On the day PM Modi landed in Abu Dhabi, Times Now tweeted, “When the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince was invited on stage to share his views, he began the s...

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