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Mother of all ironies: Karnataka Congress govt ropes in Alt News, with a history of spreading fake news, for fighting misinformation

This has led to speculations by netizens that the Karnataka Congress government is mulling to monetarily benefit Alt News by availing its services using taxpayer's money.

Plethora of fake news with almost a million subscribers: Read how no ‘fact-checker’ bothered to fact-check this YouTube channel

The YouTube channel 'News Headlines' with almost a million subscriber base has been regularly peddling anti-BJP and pro-Congress fake news on its channel.

Leicester anti-Hindu violence and missing UK fact-checkers: Did they stay quiet because they did not want their media’s anti-Hindu hate on record

Recently we had a chance to analyse that during the anti-Hindu Leicester riots in the UK, the home of everything good and noble that exists

Delhi Police interrogates AltNews co-founder and self-proclaimed ‘fact-checker’ Mohammed Zubair for doxxing and harassing a minor girl

AltNews co-founder and alleged fact-checker Mohammed Zubair was recently interrogated by the Delhi Police

Facebook accepts that its third-party fact checks are nothing but ‘protected opinions’: Reports

Last year, TV journalist John Stossel had published a video on Facebook titled, "Government Fueled Fires' in the aftermath of the 2020 California forest fires. The video was censored by Facebook as 'misleading'.

Dear “fact-checkers”, date, time, precise geographical location doesn’t matter, radical Islamic terrorism is still radical Islamic terrorism

People are sharing information, images and videos not because they are a part of some political campaign against the Taliban, not because they don't want the Taliban to win the next elections in Afghanistan or they just don't want to vote for them (as if that was even an option). They are sharing images and videos because they are scared.

‘Fact-checkers’ get to work to whitewash Taliban as the Islamist organisation with not so great human rights record takes over Afghanistan

And as if being apologists for homegrown Islamists was not enough, the so-called fact-checkers have now gone international to clean up after the Taliban.

Fact-checking site Snopes Co-founder David Mikkelson caught plagiarising 54 articles in 4 years, suspended and articles retracted

Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson wrote over 50 articles containing plagiarised content between 2015 and 2019, found Buzzfeed News

Netizens demand action against Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker for peddling fake news and defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has filed an FIR against Twitter and eight others for spreading fake news.

Why so-called ‘fact-checkers’ are a greater evil than random misinformation that they claim to fight

In his speech, the PM also took veiled jibes at a few CMs as well as loudmouthed opposition politicians with no skin in the game.

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