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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...

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...
Gini Khan twitter profile

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...

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...

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

A blog titled "Nostradamus and India" has been published on the Times of India website on March 28, 2017. Francois Gautier, the author of this blog, claims to have chanced upon some hidden manuscripts according to which Nostradamus predicted that a s...

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...

A call for lynching in Bengaluru after Jinnah’s picture spotted on a bus. And the truth is ..

"How many of you are campaigning against it and will Pledge to Lynch this Owner inside that Bus and Burn it?" This was the violent reaction of Abhishek Singh, a contributor at Postcard News, when he saw pictures of a bus on Bengaluru road with an ima...

Who runs the fake news website Dainikbharat.org? Let us find out.

On Alt News, we have run several stories about fake videos and fake news that get propagated via social media. Considering the amount of fakery out there, my personal belief at this point in time is that an individual who inadvertently forwards a fak...
Leaked WhatsApp Conversation

Leaked conversation from a Times of India internal WhatsApp group raises many questions

A leaked screenshot of a conversation from a Times of India internal WhatsApp group has raised many eyebrows in the media fraternity. Alt News received the screenshot from a trusted source. Incidentally, the same screenshot has now been posted in a s...
Ravish Kumar's message to PM Modi

Lets sit across each other with a Live Camera, Ravish’s message to PM after raids on Prannoy Roy’s residence

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday carried out raids at the residences of Prannoy Roy, Co-founder and Executive Co-Chairperson of New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV). Reportedly, the agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Rad...

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