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Feb 23, 2018
Yogi Adityanath claims Uttar Pradesh govt gave farmers Rs 80,000 cr, when it actually gave 1/6th that amountUttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, in a television interview, talked about his government’s performance over the last 10 months, ahead of the investors summit held on February 21 and 22, 2018.
Nov 15, 2017
Facebook's fact checking effort is failing say journalists working with the social media giant to contain fake newsAccording to a report in The Guardian, these journalists say that Facebook's fact-checking tools are a failure.
Oct 02, 2017
Centre celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, but Modi's pet Swacchh Bharat Mission marred by unverified claimsThe World Bank has termed the scheme’s implementation as ‘moderately unsatisfactory,’ contrary to the findings of the autonomous government body Swacchh Sarvekshan.
Sep 25, 2017
At UN, Pakistan's Maleeha Lodhi shows Gaza war victim's photo as face of Indian atrocities; draws flakPakistan received flak on Sunday after its UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi showed a 2014 Gaza war victim's photograph as a "pellet gun injured women from Kashmir" at the UNGA
Sep 18, 2017
After Google, Bing to come up with fact-checking labels to combat fake newsThe label on Bing would allow the user to fact-check the sources, also know which information is true or false
Aug 08, 2017
Kerala political killings: Arun Jaitley’s claim of increased violence in state during Left rule is incorrectEvery time the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is in power in Kerala, there is an increase in violence, Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate affairs, Arun Jaitley, said on 7 August, 2017, during a press conference.
Aug 03, 2017
Facebook will start using machine learning to fact-check possible fake news postsFacebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post.
Jun 26, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Sushma Swaraj tweets video to slam Meira Kumar over her 'ill-treatment' of Opposition in 2013Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to convey her disapproval of former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, sharing a video from a 2013 parliamentary session
Jun 10, 2017
James Comey fallout: A fact-check of what Donald Trump and his aides said on Senate hearingA look at some statements by Donald Trump and his aides on his fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony and matters overshadowed by that drama
Apr 11, 2017
Fake news and free speech gave us Adolf Hitler in the 1930s: Why should 2017 be any different?Fake news is a menace not because it spreads misinformation, which is does, but because it’s fiction that breathes life into our innermost prejudices.