Misinformation(Search results - 44)
World NewsJul 17, 2021, 9:00 AM IST
Joe Biden Vs Facebook over misinformation killing people
At the centre of the controversy is inaction by Facebook and other social media outlets against posts that are giving misinformation with regard to vaccination.
TechnologyJul 8, 2021, 9:06 PM IST
Supreme Court to Facebook: Your vast powers must come with responsibility
The Supreme Court has reminded Facebook that while the platform has played a crucial role in enabling free speech, it has simultaneously become a platform for disruptive messages, voices, and ideologies.
TechnologyJun 25, 2021, 4:31 PM IST
Lack of trust driving misinformation today: Experts
Experts at IAMAI's 'Pubvision' virtual meet agreed that the messaging apps play a major role in information disbursement in a country like India.
Fact CheckJun 16, 2021, 1:48 PM IST
Fact-Check: No newborn calf serum in vial of Covaxin
Reiterating that facts have been twisted and misrepresented in the social media posts, the Centre clarified that Covaxin does not contain newborn calf serum at all and the calf serum is not an ingredient of the final vaccine product.
India NewsMay 22, 2021, 7:31 PM IST
From cow dung water to rituals for Corona Devi: Misinformation blinds Karnataka village
From dung water to smoke to rituals to get rid of Corona Devi, misinformation and superstitions are rampant in this Karnataka village.
Top StoriesMay 21, 2021, 3:32 PM IST
Haryana government to take action against those spreading rumours linking 5G network to COVID-19 spread
"As you might be aware, misinformation attributing the fatalities and health problems being faced by people due to Covid-19 virus is being attributed to the testing of 5G towers. This has led to some incidents in the state resulting in mobile towers/networks being damaged by some misguided elements," Vardhan wrote in his letter.
CoronavirusMay 15, 2021, 4:53 PM IST
Explained: What does the first vaccine dose do?
There are many among us who have been questioning the efficacy of the vaccines against Covid-19. Mostly, this hesitancy arises due to misinformation about the vaccination and its benefits. Let's put out some information that could help end this hesitancy.
CoronavirusMay 14, 2021, 1:23 PM IST
Debunking 5 absurd myths about Covid vaccines
One of the major reasons for vaccine hesitancy in India is the prevailing misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Social media, to which over 250 million users have access, is often flooded with misinformation related to health. Here are some popular myths busted about vaccines.
TechnologyMay 10, 2021, 1:52 PM IST
Here's what Government has decided to stop spreading fake news about COVID-19
Since the second wave of COVID-19 has hit us, there have been many fake news and misinformation surfacing over social media platforms.
Top StoriesMay 5, 2021, 9:17 AM IST
Bengal BJP leaders caught spreading fake news, as police says no gang rape happened in Birbhum
Election Commission-appointed Birbhum district Superintendent of Police Nagendra Nath Tripathi IPS told media persons that reports of gang rape in Birbhum are fake.
Top StoriesApr 25, 2021, 11:52 AM IST
Prime Minister Modi's Mann ki Baat: Covid 'toofan' has shaken the country
On a day India reported nearly 3.5 lakh new cases and 2,767 deaths in 24 hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to people to avoid misinformation surrounding Covid-19 at a time when "the 'toofan' (storm) has shaken the country".
Top StoriesApr 25, 2021, 9:50 AM IST
Amid pandemic, Modi govt tells Twitter, Facebook to block posts identified by it as misleading
Twitter acknowledged that it had received a legal request from the government following which the micro-blogging site has notified the impacted account holders of its action. The platform, however, did not divulge details of the affected accounts. Facebook is yet to comment on this news.
HealthApr 6, 2021, 5:41 PM IST
Debunking 10 most widely-shared Covid-19 myths
The second wave of Coronavirus is sweeping through the country. But along with it many apprehensions, misconceptions and misinformation has emerged. Asianet Newsable busts some of these myths with Dr Dinesh V Kamath, Consultant for Internal Medicine at Manipal Hospitals in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru.