Headlines
  • COVID-19: France Reports 441 Coronavirus Deaths in Most Recent 24-Hour Period
  • COVID-19: Spanish Prime Minister Reportedly Extends State of Emergency as Cases Rise to 124,736
  • COVID 19: New York State Reports Record 10,841 New Cases, 630 Deaths
  • COVID-19: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Pregnant Girlfriend Carrie Symonds Has Coronavirus, Making a Recovery
  • COVID-19: These Type of Viruses which May Cause Illness in Animals or Humans
  • COVID-19: Most Common Symptoms: Fever, Tiredness, and Dry Cough: Some Effected Persons May Have Aches,Pains, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose, Sore Throat or Diarrhea
  • COVID-19: Infectious Disease Caused by the Most Recently Discovered Coronavirus
  • COVID-19: People Can Catch the Disease from Others Who are Infected:The Disease can Spread from Person to Person through Small Droplets from the Nose or Mouth which are Spread When a Person with COVID-19 Coughs or Exhales
  • COVID-19: Only Wear a Mask if You are Ill with COVID-19 Symptoms (Coughing) or Close Contact With Someone Who May Have COVID-19: WHO
  • COVID-19: Regularly and Thoroughly Wash Your Hands with an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub or Wash Them With Soap and Water WHO
  • Coronavirus Total Cases: 1,125,755 Total Deaths 61,777, Recovered: 229,601, Most Effected Countries: Deaths in Italy:15,372 Spain:11,744, United States: 7,826 Iran:3,452, Netherlands:1,487, Mainland China:3,322, France: 6,520 Germany: 1,275 UK:4,313 Netherlands 1,341, Belgium:1,143

Month: January 2020

January 31, 2020

Review: The Vanishing Generation, b...

Bukharbayeva is one of the only handful of journalists who was present in Andijan in May 2005, when the massacre there unfolded. Her account of those events is at turns anxiety-inducing and jaw-dropping. There is no mistaking that this was a premeditated mass killing of innocents

Burundi: Four Iwacu Journalists Sen...

On December 30, the public prosecutor requested 15 years in prison against the journalists. The trial had however largely established that the reporters, arrested on October 22, 2019 while trying to cover the attack on a group of rebels, had no connection with the assailants

Coronavirus International Emergency...

The Director-General noted that he was declaring the public health emergency of international concern not because of what is happening in China, “but because of what is happening in other countries” adding that WHO’s greatest concern is “the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it.”

Malaysia: IS Extremists Campaigning...

Malaysian police were working with unnamed third parties in the region to reach out to those citizens in Syria and begin the repatriation process, and the Malaysian government would decide whether to allow them to return home, Ayob said

Seven Truckloads of Timber Seized a...

Smugglers will now often mix timber with finished wood products to move across the border, one source in Attapeu said, while other sources told RFA that vendors now prefer to smuggle timber to Vietnam through the Lalai international checkpoint “because it is easier to bribe officials there.”

Iraq Garment Factory Fosters Multi-...

A garment factory in the small town of Bartella – east of Mosul, Iraq – employs some 550 workers; most of whom are women. The town is known by locals as ‘Small Iraq’ because workers from different religions and ethnicities live here. But while a factory of mostly women is a mark of progress, there are still issues

Serving Equality With A Cup of Coff...

Coffee is one of the most popular hot beverages in the world and is drunk almost daily by about a third of the world’s population. At a coffee shop in Jakarta, Indonesia, the owners want to promote communication, understanding and tolerance by employing people who can’t hear. VOA’s Rendy Wicaksana reports~VOA NEWS 0

Death Sentences For Brothers In Bel...

Two brothers who killed their next-door neighbor in the town of Cherykau were sentenced to death this month by a Belarusian court. The country is the last in Europe to impose the death penalty. In interviews with Current Time, the convicts’ mother and sister expressed their grief, saying that the sentence also inflicts a harsh …

January 30, 2020

Behaving Like State Media!

Immediate after a self proclaimed nationalist shot and injured a student during a protest rally by Jamia Millia University students on January 30 afternoon, a leading English language news channel in India Republic TV streamed a footage claiming a anti CAA Protester( read anti government protester) brandished a pistol which made angry reactions from netizens

In a Press Conference in the French capital, the National President of the Cameroon Rennaissance Movement, CRM, Professor Maurice Kamto, said the Biya regime is walking on the blood of civilians and soldiers killed in the restive Anglophone regions, and the same time benefitting from a poor electoral code to organize the February 9 local …

Top

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus: 
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition

Follow WHO guidelines www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes ,organizations or individual.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources  then it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Don't rely on social media messages that the lockdown will last for more than 3 months. Check any related information only on Government Web Portals and social media platforms of various Government Agencies.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they are developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Follow Official Websites

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy more information

Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy

Close