Fake News

Is Modi planning for a period of Emergency under Article 360? Fake News

Is Modi planning for a period of Emergency under Article 360?

There has been news about PM Narendra Modi possibly declaring Emergency under Article 360, which categorises it as a Financial Emergency, yet this...

Duterte in hospital? Fake News

Duterte in hospital?

A recent news flourished as to how President Rodrigo Duterte was rushed to the hospital after his third State of the Nation Address. However, the...

Did the BBC Report on a Nuclear War Between NATO and Russia? Fake News

Did the BBC Report on a Nuclear War Between NATO and Russia?

A convincing video showing a news report from the BBC about a nuclear incident between Russia and NATO forces was widely shared on social media...

Was Anthony Bourdain Killed by Clinton Operatives? Fake News

Was Anthony Bourdain Killed by Clinton Operatives?

On 9th June 2018, YourNewsWire.com published a news linking the celebrity chef's death to Hillary Clinton for spreading fake news..

Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko Fake News

Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko

Prominent Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko staged his death with help from Ukrainian authorities to thwart an alleged Russian...

 Is McDonald’s Replacing All Cashiers with Robots Fake News

Is McDonald’s Replacing All Cashiers with Robots

A fake news site twisted information about self-serve kiosks into a false claim that McDonald's is replacing all their cashiers with "robots."...

The never-ending fake news during Indian elections 2019 Fake News

The never-ending fake news during Indian elections 2019

While India begins its most massive democratic exercise with more than nine hundred million citizens registered to vote in the country’s general...

Notre-Dame fire and misinformation Fake News

Notre-Dame fire and misinformation

One of this year’s darkest events was the burning of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France. While the citizens of the country and the world...

New Zealand take off Sky News from the air? Fake News

New Zealand take off Sky News from the air?

Following the horrific mosque shootings in New Zealand, it was reported that the government removed Sky News or Fox News from the air in March for...

April Fools and Fake News Fake News

April Fools and Fake News

Research from Lancaster University, UK, shows that April Fools hoax stories can offer linguistic clues to spotting 'fake news' stories.

Rise of Fake News at a tense time Fake News

Rise of Fake News at a tense time

Since India’s retaliation of the February 15th Pulwama attack, the internet, social media and other platforms have been flooded with fake news....

EU refutes Hungary’s “fake news” Fake News

EU refutes Hungary’s “fake news”

An EU spokesperson has termed the latest Hungarian government campaign ad of supporting illegal immigration as “fake news”. The controversial ad...

Facebook tackles fake news bots Fake News

Facebook tackles fake news bots

Facebook has recently removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly over peddling fake news in the Central European, Ukrainian and other Eastern European...

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections Fake News

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections

Many lawmakers are increasingly circumspect of the threat of video manipulation, also known as ‘Deepfake’ ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections.

Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort? Fake News

Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort?

On November 27, the Guardian published an eye-catching article, claiming that its journalists had seen an Ecuadorian intelligence agency document...

CNN ‘Journalist of the Year’ peddles fake news Fake News

CNN ‘Journalist of the Year’ peddles fake news

A top European news magazine fired one of its star journalists after the discovery that he had been fabricating facts and sources in more than a...

Fake rumours resulted in death Fake News

Fake rumours resulted in death

Rumours of child abductors were spread on a messaging application, WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico which resulted in the mob burning to death of...

Fake News Threatens Taiwan Elections Fake News

Fake News Threatens Taiwan Elections

Taiwanese officials claimed that China spread "fake news" via social media to swing Taiwanese voters away from President Tsai Ing-wen's party and...

Fake news follows the migrant caravan Fake News

Fake news follows the migrant caravan

Misinformation and false statements are spreading online over the raging migrant caravan travelling towards the United States. Thousands of migrants...

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia Fake News

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia

Indonesia was recently affected by a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Sulawesi and killed more than 1,400 people. Social media...