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The Life and Times of Zubina W Ahmad (@zubina_ahmad)

If there is one person on Twitter whose life deserves to be documented then that is Zubina W Ahmad. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn't like her and keeps suspending her accounts. Zubina W Ahmad has had the following handles in the past - ZubinaAhmad, Ahm...
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What do these Nathuram Godse fans have in common? They are all followed by PM Modi on Twitter

“Godse was God sent”, “Gandhi should have been hanged", "Godse had valid reasons to shoot Gandhi”, “I repeat I’m a big Godse fan, so what?” What do the people who posted these tweets have in common? Yes, they are all followed by the honorable Prime M...

When Alt News had to debunk fake news about Alt News – A concerted vilification campaign

One of the most common utility of fake news is as a weapon for character assassination and vilification. Alt News has covered many such instances where fake news has been used for the said purpose. A video was made viral with the claim that Gurmehar ...

Stampede tragedy – Repeated Twitter warnings by commuters fell on deaf ears

"Dear Indian railways, Parel - Elphinstone over bridge is a colossal disaster waiting to happen", "@sureshpprabhu sir raised an issue of overcrowding on parel station railway bridge. Will u only act whn someone dies or there is a mishap?"....Tweet af...
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Alt News Investigation – People behind the targeted harassment of Ravish Kumar via WhatsApp

"I'm sad you are alive", is one among the many messages that is addressed to NDTV India anchor Ravish Kumar on a WhatsApp Group. On September 22nd, Ravish Kumar had put up a post along with multiple screenshots on his Facebook page alleging that a gr...

When will Republic TV start apologising? The nation wants to know

“Will Rahul, Yechury and Kejriwal apologise?” “Should Rahul apologise for top Congress leader's abuse?” “Should those who claimed Sunanda had a 'natural death' apologise now that HC has called the death unnatural?” Republic TV’s quest for the apolog...
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Did Arnab Goswami bluff about his car being attacked during 2002 riots?

On the back of Amit Shah's testimony in court in the 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, an old video of Arnab Goswami resurfaced on social media in which he talks about his experience while he was in Gujarat covering the 2002 riots. In this video, he claims...

How do fake news sites like Postcard News flourish? Who provides a helping hand?

Fake news sites do not exist in a vacuum. They need an ecosystem around them that encourages and actively promotes them. Postcard News is one such site that has been in the forefront in spreading fake news. The website has been caught spreading fake ...
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WhatsApp university ascribes a 27 year old policy change to Piyush Goyal

Did you also get a WhatsApp message about the great new initiative by the Railway Minister, Piyush Goel? The message lists lists five categories of people who are now eligible to transfer confirmed railway tickets. It seems like a simple and effectiv...

Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee order the CBI investigation in the case of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh?

After judiciary’s mandate to send “love charger” Ram Rahim Singh behind the bars, the Indian right-wing on social media has adopted an all guns blazing approach to credit the party and its leaders for what clearly seems a loss of face for the BJP. La...

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