Fake news about the UAE crown prince chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ was used by TV channels to hard-sell Modi’s image to his domestic constituency. But such misreporting is likely to rebound on India.
“What began with a tweet must also end with a tweet.”
Angshukanta Chakraborty was asked to leave for tweeting that news organisations shielding journalists who spread fake news should be tried in court.
Vinod Dua discusses how the media has been distracting the country from real issues and the fallout over Swara Bhasker’s open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
This rumour was propagated by various right-wing websites and social media personalities.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
BJP MP Paresh Rawal on Sunday got called out on Twitter for playing fast and loose with facts.
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”