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Alt News fails to spot a joke about Apache helicopters over Pangong Tso lake, fact-checks it

Alt News fact checks satirical tweet by aviation writer Mihir Shah where he had mocked false claims made by several people on social media

Watch out : ‘Fact checkers’ are trying to claim the fake moral space that big media lost

Welcome to the new reality of the media landscape. All the goodness of old propaganda journalism, cleverly re-branded as “fact checking.”

IndiaSpend’s faulty ‘factchecker’ shuts down its heavily biased and dubious ‘hate crime watch’

The 'Hate Crime Watch' had gone to the extent of giving a clean chit to Islamic terrorist who was responsible for the Pulwama terror attack.

AltNews lies in its response but IFCN declares political activists ‘neutral’: Here is how IFCN is a threat to Indian sovereignty

The 'International' in IFCN ought to have been replaced with the word Globalist since it captures their motives and objectives much more effectively.

AltNews exposes itself, accuses police officer of lying but won’t pull down ‘fact-check’ based on his quotes

Self-proclaimed fact-check website, AltNews had recently tried to dilute the charges of brutality heaped on the 3-year-old victim in Aligarh.

International Fact-Checking Network says its Indian signatory Alt News may have potentially violated IFCN Code of Principles

IFCN accepted that Pratik Sinha has violated its nonpartisanship policy by being a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch

AltNews fact-checks BJP’s claims about violence at Vidyasagar College, spreads fake news instead

AltNews appears to have watched too many episodes of CID and were deeply inspired by ACP Pradyuman and his motley crew.

‘Journalists’ fail to understand the difference between ‘MLA’ and ‘MP’, twist PM Modi’s statement to spread lies

PM Modi during his election rally speech in Serampore, West Bengal had dropped a bombshell, warning Mamata Banerjee that 40 MLAs belonging to Trinamool Congress (TMC) were in touch with him.

Popular Twitter account TrueIndology suspended again after suspended bureaucrat threatened to use his ‘contacts’ to block it

Popular Twitter account TrueIndology suspended again, this time after threatened by govt officer suspended for misusing official power

Dainik Jagran uses misleading picture to ‘fact-check’ Rahul Gandhi’s post-Pulwama dance video, creates confusion

Dainik Jagran's Vishvas News, which spread the misleading information, is part of Facebook's independent 'fact-checker' roster.

Latest News

Despite shrill Rafale campaign, Rahul Gandhi has attended zero sittings of Parliamentary Committee on Defence

Rahul Gandhi has not attended a single sitting of the of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.

In a first in the world, Indian Railways sets up solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh to run trains

The 1.7 MW solar power plant of Indian Railways will feed power to the overhead power lines to power the traction systems of locomotives

Ladakh standoff: Tibetan community in Manali cheer for Indian Army, wave flags as the convoy passes by

The current standoff between India and China began on May 5-6 and has been continuing all along the LAC up to Sikkim.

Agra’s Taj Mahal may reopen from Monday with restrictions, district authorities in dilemma as fresh cases rise

The visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to mandatorily wear masks at all times, and keep their distance from each other.

Politics and Instagram generation: Of memes, misinformation and whole lot of misguided youth

The newer generation seems as clueless about politics as the current opposition leaders.

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Congress leaders and anti-BJP trolls spread fake news that Modi’s visit to Leh military hospital was staged: Here are the facts

The Conference Hall of the Leh Army Hospital has been convereted into a ward for soldiers with minor injuries, that does not mean it is fake

Ahead of the release of Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, clips of him praising Islamist preacher Zakir Naik goes viral

"We, as Indians, owe it to our brother (Zakir Naik) who is national pride, (and) a prized treasure," Bhatt was heard as saying.

Kim Kardashian as First Lady? Rapper Kanye West announces he is running for US President, Elon Musk extends his support

US-based rapper Kanye West today took to Twitter to announce that he's going to run for President in the upcoming Presidential elections in America.

Amidst chants of Allah hu Akbar and ‘Jai Bheem Jai Meem’, Vinod Kashyap was murdered: The Dalit killing fields of North East Delhi

It was the 24th of February 2020 and the atmosphere was tense with anti-CAA protests turning into anti-Hindu Delhi riots

Kanpur encounter: Circle Officer DSP Devendra Mishra’s head and toes cut off by Vikas Dubey’s men, autopsy reveals

The autopsy report of the eight policemen who died in one of the bloodiest encounters in UP History has revealed Maoist-style ambush and extreme brutality.

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