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Virender Sehwag’s Desperate Attempt to Communalise Tribal’s Killing and the Apology That Wasn’t

Virender Sehwag’s Desperate Attempt to Communalise Tribal’s Killing and the Apology That Wasn’tThe ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ would do well to remember that with great social media following comes great responsibility to verify facts before clicking ‘tweet’. Virender Sehwag. New Delhi: Former cricketer Virender Sehwag got called out on Twitter on Saturday for attempting to give… Read More »

Adityanath Claims UP Govt Gave Farmers Rs 80,000 Cr. Fact: It Gave 1/6th That Amount

Adityanath Claims UP Govt Gave Farmers Rs 80,000 Cr. Fact: It Gave 1/6th That AmountFact-checking five claims made by the UP CM on direct benefit transfers, ease of doing business, riots, dues paid to sugarcane farmers and hours of power supply to farmers. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath. Credit: PTI Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi… Read More »

India Today Editor Fired for Tweeting Against Fake News Hints at Legal Action

India Today Editor Fired for Tweeting Against Fake News Hints at Legal Action“What began with a tweet must also end with a tweet.” New Delhi: Angshukanta Chakraborty, the DailyO political editor fired for a tweet by the website’s parent company, the India Today Group, issued a statement on Wednesday slamming the organisation for ‘unlawfully’ terminating her… Read More »

In an Attempt to Appease Bhakts, Mainstream Media Makes a Fool of Itself (Again)

In an Attempt to Appease Bhakts, Mainstream Media Makes a Fool of Itself (Again)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. Left: Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, crown prince… Read More »

At India Today, Anchors Can Spread Fake News While Editor is Sacked For Speaking Out

At India Today, Anchors Can Spread Fake News While Editor is Sacked For Speaking OutAngshukanta Chakraborty was asked to leave for tweeting that news organisations shielding journalists who spread fake news should be tried in court. The debate over how much journalists should reveal on social media has never been more important. (To the right,… Read More »