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Postcard News: Mass producing fake news

On 18th May 2015, Twitter handle of postcard.news tweeted the picture of two young children claiming that they were Balochs who were being killed and brutalised. In reality, this image has been used by multiple media outlets for the past 10 years...
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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...

BJP IT cell’s attempt to use Nobel winner’s name to endorse demonetisation backfires

‪"This is a policy I have long supported...." Desperate for positive endorsement of the controversial demonetisation experiment, the BJP IT cell must have been delighted to find this tweet of Richard Thaler, the recently announced winner of the Nobel...

Maker of crass, communal and misogynistic cartoons praised by PM Modi on Twitter

"Lovely gesture Kshitij. Thank you. You are an extremely talented artist", tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 6. PM Modi was thanking Kshitij Bajpai, a cartoonist who regularly posts his work on his Twitter timeline. Bajpai was singled out f...
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Fake social media profiles with Muslim identities to bolster BJP: Case Study 1 (Gini Khan – @giniromet)

A Muslim name. That too a woman. Celebrates the recent success of Yogi Adityanath and constantly appreciates the 'greatness' of PM Modi. Very critical of Muslims. Repeatedly brands the entire Muslim community as extremist. Blind nationalism. Wouldn't...

Fake Nostradamus passages invented by Francois Gautier and published in TOI, Zee News, for Modi publicity

UPDATE: Times Of India first deleted the blog from their website after the exposé by Alt News and later restored it with a disclaimer. Here's the original text of the TOI blog => http://archive.is/Xge6M.A blog titled "Nostradamus and India" ...

Sex, Hindutva and Social Media partnerships – Secret to fake news site Insistpost’s astounding success

A picture of Bollywood Actress Alia Bhatt as a toddler sitting in Mahesh Bhatt's lap is the featured image of an article on the home page of chaskatimes.com. The title of of the article is "सिनेमा जगत की इस महशूर अभिनेत्री ने खुद कबूला कि उसने अप...

Newly sworn Minister Anantkumar Hegde’s Twitter account gives a peek into his mindset

Anantkumar Hedge was sworn in as the Minister of State for Skill Development in the latest Cabinet shuffle. He shared his happiness regarding being appointed as a Minister on his Twitter account. Over the course of six tweets, he thanked the Prime Mi...

Alt News responds to Arnab Goswami’s hilarious rant

It started with a debate organized by Republic TV to discuss the arrest of Mahesh Hegde, founder of the serial fake news peddling website Postcard news. All was going well until one of the panelists mentioned Alt News. What followed was quite comic. ...

Fake news claims Raghuram Rajan appointed Governor of Bank of England

According to 'news' that is viral on social media, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been appointed the Governor of the Bank of England. Rajan, who moved back to Chicago after his stint at the RBI to teach at the Booth School of Business. It is ...

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