Monday, December 4, 2023

Topic: Fake News

COVID-19: WhatsApp message on XBB subvariant is fake, warns Union govt

The Union government on Thursday debunked a fake message regarding the coronavirus XBB subvariant of the Omicron strain, that has been circulating on social media.

Man assaulted in train; Right wing journalists, BJP leaders falsely claimed ‘Muslims behind attack’

After an ex-serviceman was assaulted by a pantry car staff inside a train, right-wing journalists and BJP leaders falsely claimed that the ‘Muslim mob was behind the attack.’

Rajasthan Police in Noida to arrest News18 anchor Aman Chopra, says UP Police “uncooperative”

A team of Rajasthan Police is in Uttar Pradesh's Noida to arrest TV news channel News18 anchor and right-wing journalist, Aman Chopra, for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups and hurting religious sentiments.

TV program portrays BJP local leaders as “Muslim voices” in UP supporting BJP

While broadcasting a special report called "The M factor," on 29 January,  TV9 Bharatvarsh presented BJP local leaders, office-bearers, members, and associates as ordinary "Muslim voices" supporting Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls, AltNews reported.

Union ministers tweeted Noida Airport video that used a photo of Beijing Airport

A promotional video of the Noida International Airport tweeted on Friday by Union ministers Anurag Thakur, Prahlad Singh Patel, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Annpurna Devi, and several Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, used an image of an airport in Beijing, say fact checkers.

Zee News guilty of broadcasting fake news on farmers’ protests: Broadcasting authority

India’s National Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority [ NBDSA ] has found that Zee News was guilty of broadcasting fake news through TV debate shows on farmers’ protests.