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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.

IndiaSpend peddles fake narrative on ‘beef export’ that is busted by data quoted in its own reports

IndiaSpend, an organization that runs factcheckers.in, is known to publish cooked up data and indulge in selective nitpicking to paint a picture where Hindus are always aggressors and Muslims are always victims, especially, in cases related to cow protection

Indiaspend’s faulty ‘FactChecker’ spreads fake news about Budget 2019 while ‘fact-checking’ Piyush Goyal’s speech

FactChecker.in decided to 'fact-check' the Budget 2019 speech, and in the process, ended up spreading fake news themselves

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