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Plea to remove groups like Bois locker room from social media; HC seeks Centre, Instagram's reply

The order came on the application moved by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya "highlighting the unlawful nature of illegal groups" like 'Bois Locker Room'

Published on 19th May 2020
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Hyderabadi rapper MaaHaa's Quarantine Freeverse is not just a cool track but informative as well

Mahadeva Sastry AKA MaaHaa went to study in Chennai and worked there too, only to realise that his calling actually lies somewhere else, in rapping. This is this young rapper's inspiring story

Published on 9th May 2020
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Why this myth and fake news buster app by IIIT Delhi profs is the coolest thing in this COVID-19 world

Projects like these are possible due to better interdisciplinary research and India is taking baby steps towards it and in a couple of decades, it should be where the developed nations are now

Published on 9th May 2020
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WhatsApp sees 70% drop in frequently forwarded messages with new limit

In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on April 7 announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages

Published on 27th April 2020
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SFI to hold protest from home during lockdown, calls for fee exemption for students

The government must provide a minimum amount of cash to the students or directly transfer it to their bank accounts, said the students' federation

Published on 20th April 2020
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IIM Kozhikode alumni-led international team develops vital digital tool to fight COVID-19 fake news

An IIM-K release said the website 'COVID FYI' (covidfyi.in) is a one-stop digital directory for all COVID-19 related services and help released by officials

Published on 16th April 2020
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AICTE asks engineering colleges not to sack faculty, force fee payment until normalcy is restored

AICTE's notice to institutes specifically focused on curbing the menace of rampant fake news and misinformation being spread on social media amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Published on 16th April 2020
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TN artists takes to puppetry to spread awareness, squash fake news on COVID-19

Chennai-based 'Bommalattam' artist Mu Kalaivanan has chosen this folk art to spread awareness among the public

Published on 12th April 2020
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Karnataka Education Minister clears the air on fake news, PUC-2 exam won't be held on April 22

The minister advised the parents and children not to believe such fake news and  the Education Department is yet to decide on the dates for SSLC, pending English exam and CET exams

Published on 9th April 2020
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This weekly comic strip by Jadavpur University students is the coolest Corona awareness campaign. Here's why

The stories talk about rumours of how cow urine can help cure Corona to the scarcity of medical equipment and problems the medical personnel are facing 

Published on 9th April 2020
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IT Ministry urges social media companies to do more to curb misleading info on COVID-19

Social media companies have also been asked to save details of uploaders of such malicious content which can be shared with law enforcement agencies when required

Published on 8th April 2020
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Ed-tech startup Illumnus creates innovative campaign April School Month to deal with lockdown

The unique campaign will help people fight boredom and restlessness due to the long-term lockdown

Published on 7th April 2020
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WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to one chat at a time to curb fake news

WhatsApp which has over 400 million users in India last year introduced users to the concept of messages that have been forwarded many times

Published on 7th April 2020
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Survey suggests that people feel 50-80% of COVID-19 news stories on social media are fake

The respondents said that they knew it was fake after they saw an official clarification or correction from a government source

Published on 5th April 2020
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Declaring war on fake news: Hariharan and his band of celebs have a new lockdown track for you

Led by Hariharan, the band also has Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, playback singer Roop Kumar Rathod, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar and nine others

Published on 4th April 2020

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