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  • COVID-19 Origin: According to Studies COVID-19 Pandemic Has a Natural Origin: No Evidence So Far that the Virus Was Made in a Laboratory
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  • COVID-19 Facts: Studies Show Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine Drugs Does Not Reduce Death of COVID-19 Patients Who Are Admitted to Hospitals
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Month: August 2020

August 31, 2020

South Africa Attempts to Reopen Sch...

Across Africa, more than 140 million children are out of school amid coronavirus-related closures. Of those, 14 million are in South Africa, which also is the continent’s viral hotspot. In September—after several attempts at closing, then reopening, then re-closing schools—the nation’s school system is trying to open, for real, this time

Kenyan Artists Use their Craft to S...

The job losses in Kenya that resulted from the COVID-19 lockdown have also hurt Kenyan artists, who are trying to find different ways to promote their craft and make a living

Malawi President Bemoans Men’...

Chakwera has sent a special appeal to men in Malawi to start strictly observing measures against spread of COVID-19 which include the wearing of face coverings, washing hands with soap or applying hand sanitizers and observing social distance

August 30, 2020

Montenegro’s President Votes ...

Montenegrins are heading to the polls on August 30 from which a new parliament and cabinet are due to emerge. President Milo Djukanovic, who also leads the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), told reporters that “there have been attempts to create tensions from places outside of Montenegro” in reference to disputes over the country’s new law on religions, which opponents say can challenge the Serbian Orthodox Church’s property rights-RFE/RL

Kidnapping and Hostage Taking in th...

Kidnapping and hostage-taking is a criminal strategy used by terrorist and religious extremism to inflict heavy psychological burden on family relations, and to expose challenges of human security by the state and its security machinery. The profile of those or individual abducted, generates an anxiety and fear to the community; how secured is the community?

Restaurant in Survival Mode

We look at how a restaurant in New York City pivots during the pandemic, while still keeping the neighborhood well fed

August 29, 2020

Movies Reopening in NYC

As New York City slowly and carefully returns to a relative normal after weeks of strict lockdown measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, movie theatres in the Big Apple are hoping to open their doors again. In the meantime, NYC outdoor movies have become popularity again during the pandemic

Focus on Rohingya Refugees

This month marks three years since Myanmar’s military launched an escalated campaign against the mostly ethnic Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state, with systematic rape, beatings, killings and burning of villages

Women Run a Local Produce Market in...

In Syria, a society dominated by men, a group of women entrepreneurs has opened a small produce market in Amuda, a town in the northeastern part of the country. The market, entirely run by women, represents a challenge to what is normally a male-dominated economic activity

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Family Me...

Asat Abdukerim and his younger brother Anwar Abdukerim, of Ili Kazakh (Yili Hasake) Autonomous Prefecture’s Qorghas (Huocheng) county, were detained in 2017 for their respective travels to Turkey and the Netherlands, Asat’s Turkey-based daughter, Dilbar Asat, and his sister, Canada-based Marhaba Abdukerim, recently told RFA’s Uyghur Service.

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India News Brief

21 October, 2020
COVID-19 Total Cases: 7,597,063  Deaths 115,197 
How to identify Fake News or Messeges on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms 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.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

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 and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

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 to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, 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 viral social media messages such as Coronavirus Infected Indian Currencies of Rs.500 and Rs.2,000 Notes Found, Muslim Man Spit in Food At Indian Restaurant.....Always Check Authentic Sources.

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.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

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 a.re 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.

For any further information relating to fake news and how-to search authentic informations from the internet write to us info@crimeandmoreworld.com or Whats App:+919073399779

COVID-19 Related Conspiracy Theories:
https://fsi.stanford.edu/news/china-covid19

 

 

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