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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.

‘Fact-checkers have just one agenda- hate Modi’: Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Twitter over lack of transparency in its fact-checking

Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed Twitter, accusing it of employing prejudiced fact-checkers who have visceral hatred against PM Modi

IFCN and its history of motivated fact checks: An effort by Hillary supporters to regain their failing grip over public discourse

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is an effort by the Left Cabal to maintain their grip over public discourse.

Here are some tricks used by “fact-checkers” and how to call them out

Like so many other things, fact-checking might have begun with a handful of good intentions at heart but that is not what it is now

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