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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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