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Washington D.C. [USA], April 5 (ANI): There is a high possibility for people consuming a blend of news and entertainment content on social media, to pay less attention and easily mistake satire or fiction for real news, finds a recent study.
Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], April 4 (ANI): A total of 38 FIRs have been registered against 36 people by the Haryana Police for allegedly spreading fake news about COVID-19 on social media, said the police officials on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], April 4 (ANI): Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday warned of strict action against social media platforms if they allowed any fake news about COVID-19 on their platforms.
New Delhi [India], April 4 (ANI): In a bid to prevent the spread of fake news amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the administration of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi has decided to submit the contact details of all its Whatsapp group admins to the police.
New Delhi [India], Apr 2 (ANI): The Union Ministry for Home Affairs has written to all states and union territories (UTs), directing them to take effective measures to combat fake news about coronavirus.
New Delhi [India], April 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court has directed the media, including print, electronic and social media, to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and ensure that unverified news capable of causing panic is not disseminated.
New Delhi [India], Apr 1 (ANI): News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court order dated March 31, 2020, and agreed that the media should report responsibly and weed out any fake news on social media about the coronavirus crisis.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 31 (ANI): The Telangana government has said that legal action will be taken against those spreading rumours and false information regarding the COVID-19 in the country.
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar 28 (ANI): A woman in Kolkata was arrested on Saturday for allegedly spreading fake news pertaning to spread of coronavirus.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 21 (ANI): The news and public relations department, the Indian Red Cross Society and the Karnataka State Labour Studies Institute have invited volunteers for the programme to provide real-time information to people to avoid spreading rumours and misinformat
Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar 20 (ANI): An FIR has been registered against a person on Thursday for allegedly forwarding fake news pertaining to Coronavirus on social media.
Washington DC [USA], Mar 17 (Sputnik/ANI): US tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft together with LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube on Tuesday issued a joint statement, stating they are jointly combating the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, as well as sharin