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Oct 27, 2019
Cognitive biases and false memories: The psychology behind fake news and their spread in IndiaFake news, a more systemised and tech-savvy methodology for rumours, has been strongly linked to people’s psychological mechanisms and their flaws, posing a danger to both individual and societal harmony.
Apr 18, 2019
India Misinformed: Read an excerpt from new book which aims to identify purveyors of fake news, expose propagandaIndia Misinformed: The True Story is written by the team of Alt News, a fact-checking website that debunks fake information – and edited by Pratik Sinha, Dr Sumaiya Shaikh and Arjun Sidharth.
Apr 02, 2019
Fact checkers come to rescue as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter grapple with unbridled spread of fake news this election seasonWith 900 million people eligible to vote and an estimated half-a-billion with access to the internet, fake news can have an enormous impact on the election.
Mar 25, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: How India's unsung fact-checking heroes are gearing up to fight misinformation during electionsAlt News, SM Hoax Slayer, Check4Spam and others are fast emerging as the go-to websites for fact-checking
Mar 04, 2019
Avi Dandiya's video linking BJP with Pulwama attack busted as fake news; NRI notorious for OTT, doctored content on social mediaAvi Dandiya has often faced the ire of fact-check platforms for his doctored content on social media, especially Twitter
Sep 25, 2017
The Steaming Pile: Firstpost joins hands with Alt-News to take on menace of fake newsFirstpost and Alt-News have tied up to call out fake news, misinformation and disinformation that have become prevalent in the daily news cycle. Watch this space for updates.
Jun 04, 2017
How Alt News is trying to take on the fake news ecosystem in IndiaIn its brief career so far, AltNews has quickly begun to acquire a reputation as a slayer of fake news
Mar 29, 2017
Nostradamus: Did he really predict Modi's victories, Hindutva's rise and Sonia Gandhi's fall?French 16th century astrologer Nostradamus said Narendra Modi will defeat a 'white woman', who'd have ruled India and ensured dishonesty spread for years