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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.

Bollywood entertainer Richa Chadha wants RBI to ‘write off’ everyone’s EMI. Here is why it is not possible, ever

The Reserve Bank of India doesn't write off loans. It is the banks that write off the loans that are granted by them. And write off does not mean waive off.

Three arrested in Nagpur for circulating fake audio clip claiming 59 people tested positive for Chinese virus in the city

The 4.52-minute fake audio clip had also mentioned that there are nearly 200 people who are suspected to be carrying Coronavirus in Nagpur

Islam above Coronavirus safety: Users take to TikTok to spread falsehood, launch campaign against social distancing

At a time when social distancing is crucial, these TikTok videos encourage people under the guise of Islam to indulge in risky behaviour.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who defended Tarun Tejpal in rape case, spreads misinformation about Aligarh child murder case

However, Kashyap alone is not to blame since even self-proclaimed fact-checkers have resorted to whitewashing the crime and basing their 'fact-checks' on police statements instead of scientific evidence

‘BJP removed you from voter list, but Kejriwal sir added you back’ – phone calls in Delhi create controversy

Numerous people have alleged that they have been receiving calls from the Aam Aadmi Party where the caller told them falsely that their names have been struck off from the voter list of Delhi.

DNA misquotes PM Modi: Refers to the ‘general quota’ as the ‘upper caste quota’ bill

All the suspected 'Modi-haters' began spreading lies and misrepresentations surrounding the Bill soon after it was announced.

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