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Social media has an amplification effect on any and every piece of misinformation. The misinformation ecosystem may make everything seem as if there is only fake news around us. But here are some simple tricks to fight fake news in the pandemic.

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Shashwat Das

We are riddled with many medical false claims ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is how you can debunk fake or false news and myths that are circulating online.

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Rituparna Palit

How many news sites do you visit in a day? It is difficult to function in a world without interacting with news in some form or the other whether we navigate the same through papers, television or digital media. Sifting through the huge amounts of news can be harrowing and may not necessarily end up […]

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Shamita Harsh

How can we make our family WhatsApp groups fake news-free? If you don’t know the answer to that then here is a quick guide for you to re-strategise navigating the plethora of forwards that you receive on WhatsApp groups.

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It becomes tricky to navigate fake news especially when the source is a family WhatsApp group with your close ones. How can one ensure that our social media conversations don’t are authentic and come from verified? Here is a simple example that will help you cut out fake news from your life and find reliable […]

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Shamita Harsh

On a normal day we receive so many messages and texts, especially those about coronavirus. It becomes difficult to sift through all of them and more importantly the biggest challenge is to identify which ones are authentic and which ones are fake. Here is one such testimony that will help you gather the courage to […]

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Shubham Gupta

How does a group of warriors fight the coronavirus? Meet the Corona Sainikas who are fighting the fake news battle on the frontline. This war room in Karnataka, India, has a detailed mechanism of tracking Telgram, WhatsApp and other social media for fake news. The warriors also bust false claims and myths related to the […]

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a major setback for all of us has been our mental health. How does fake news in an infodemic like the one we have seen after the spread of the coronavirus impacts our mental health adversely? More importantly, how can we fight fake news to ensure we don’t […]

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A group on WhatsApp between your science lab partners sounds harmless right? But what if it becomes a hot bed of fake news? Here is a simple example of how you can point out fake news and help keep the WhatsApp group with your friends fake news-free.

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Shamita Harsh

How does one fall for fake news? And more importantly, how does one recover? Can the impact of misinformation actually have an adverse effect on someone’s life? All of these questions would make you wonder why is it important to fight fake news. Here is a guide to help you answer just that.

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Shamita Harsh

COVID-19 has brought with it an amplified version of fake medical news. From fake cures to remedies and rumours about the vaccine, the pandemic has given us an array of information. To rely on verified sources can become tough, but here is a simple way to ensure you are maintaining checks and balances in your […]

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What does a fact-checker really do? If this is what you have wondered then here is a guide that will help you break down the different ways an independent fact-checker verifies the information he spots online. Simple enough, right?

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Fake news has taken on a new life in the post-corona world. What often becomes confusing is the amount of information that we are regularly bombarded with. How do you know that you are surrounded by misinformation? Dr Alim Siddiqui points out some basic checkpoints that can alert you against fake news and lays down […]

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The coronavirus pandemic brought an onset of fake news. The clutter of misinformation has been especially dangerous with children being subjected to different conspiracy theories and false claims around the virus. How can we intervene to ensure that our children don’t grapple in a world full of misinformation?

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Shamita Harsh

Social media and the thrill of immediacy puts us all at the mercy of a click that can start a wildfire of fake news. Grappling on to authenticity in the middle of the pandemic has been a challenge and social media’s snowball effect only turns these potent messages into our weaknesses. How can we navigate […]

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Have you encountered fake news? Has your tryst with misinformation risen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic? We share so many messages without verifying the source or cross-checking the credibility of it. Here are some tips that can help you fight fake news in the pandemic.

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Shamita Harsh

Do you believe every WhatsApp message that comes to you? Do you forward information about the coronavirus pandemic without checking its source or worse without verifying the claim itself? Each of us can become fact-checkers if we try to verify the information we receive on social media.

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UNICEF and many faith groups have issued guidelines to safely walk the path of their religion and faith during COVID-19, to counter misinformation and information and to help the weak and deprived. The only appeal that the pandal managers have to the devotees is to steer clear of misinformation, don’t fall for religious divide or […]

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Shamita Harsh

Disinformation is spreading fast. It comes clad in a disguise with false claims attached to celebrities, politicians and public figures. One such example is that of the rumours associated with coronavirus remedies from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here is how you can make sure that you don’t fall for the same.

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Shamita Harsh

A fact-checking unit of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) is fighting to keep misinformation out of the country. How does it do that? By a mechanism that involves the general public in the fact-checking process. Why do you feel India needs it more than ever right now? Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the urgent […]

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Shamita Harsh

In the last month, there has been a lot of news that makes claims calling coronavirus a hoax or fear-mongering in the name of the disease, which is wrong. These claims also set out to give cures such as fake Ayurvedic & Homeopathic medication or Unani meidcines that can apparently fight the virus. All of […]

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It becomes difficult to spot fake news and sift through the enormous amount of content on social media on a daily basis. Fighting fake news has become an everyday task that many of us didn’t sign up for. However, it is crucial to understand some basic steps that can assist us in the fight against […]

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Every one has had their own experience of the coronavirus. What happens when the worst comes knocking at your door? Does early testing of the virus help you keep your loved one’s safe? Hear out Sharif’s testimony of testing for COVID-19 and how he could ward off the virus from spreading to his friends and […]

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Siya Bhatia

The students in India have been battling another virus in addition to the coronavirus. Locked in their houses, balancing the virtual shift in their academic calendar, these students have witnessed the pandemic which has brought a surge in fake news being circulated through social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Here are some of […]

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Fighting fake news for seven months and counting, Captain P Manivannan has been on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent misinformation ecosystem. At the corona war-front, fighting the fake rumour mill becomes even more crucial than ever. Here’s a simple way to track and attack fake news in your own mobile screens.

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If we don’t fight this disease of fake news on a personal level, our fight against the coronavirus will end up being a much more difficult one. Fake news does more harm than good. In fact, it never does us any good, so let’s just get together and fight this disease of fake news as […]

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Fake news alerts are cropping up in every part of the country. What is important to learn from Apoorva in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh is how people being confined to their houses accelerated the fake news problem in India. 

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Need doctor-recommended tips to fight fake news? Dr Sparsh Kumar is a frontline warrior fighting the pandemic. The NEET PG aspirant from Navi Mumbai was posted in a COVID-19 ward in Dr DY Patil Hospital in Nerul, Navi Mumbai where he Vlogged his journey to give the world an insight into the world of coronavirus. 

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Misinformation that is spreading like a virus. We receive information from various sources like television, WhatsApp etc. but we can’t gauge how true is the information we get through them. Without considering whether this information is true or not, we forward this information to others. This is how misinformation spreads. Here is a simple guide […]

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The doctors and the medical fraternity is eager to help the people who are flooded with misinformation in this pandemic. Here is a doctor’s appeal to cross-check any such information they receive, validate its reference and verify how reliable the source is. By an early checkpoint, this can save several lives. Let’s join our hands […]

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