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Tag: Afghan Violence

March 30, 2020

Afghanistan Rules Out Any Changes i...

Prior to the latest rift, the rejuvenated yet fragile Afghan peace process faced deadlocks as differences persisted between Kabul and the Taliban over a proposed exchange of prisoners

March 27, 2020

Sikhs Holds Funerals Following Dead...

In the Afghan capital, Kabul, funerals were held for the victims of a deadly attack on an Sikh temple. Coffins were laid out and dozens of mourners paid their respects on March 26, a day after at least 25 worshipers were killed in a militant attack. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility

March 11, 2020

A Small Orphanage in Afghanistan Gi...

The U.N. estimates there are about 1.6 million orphans in Afghanistan. While some children are orphaned due to drugs, the majority are orphans because they lost their parents in the ongoing war

March 7, 2020

Afghan Families Divided By War, Ple...

Countless Afghan families have found themselves divided by war, with siblings joining either the Afghan defense forces or Taliban militants. RFE/RL spoke to some of the fighters and their families, who spoke of their frustration with the killing and their hopes for peace~RFE/RL 0

February 22, 2020

Harsh Winter Condition in Afghanist...

The nearly seven thousand internally displaced people in Afganistan are suffering from the extremely cold winter this year. The National Disaster Management Authority says 19 people have died from the extreme cold in January and there are concerns more could die if aid is not forthcoming

February 18, 2020

Has Afghanistan’s Security Taken ...

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss a proposal to integrate some of the anti-Daesh coalition forces to NAT0’s mission in Iraq

Afghan Refugees

As Afghanistan grapples with the possibility of a peace deal, the future of millions of Afghan refugees also looks a little more hopeful. United Nations and other officials at a refugee conference in Pakistan warn that peace alone will not be enough to send them home

January 28, 2020

Afghan Baby Loses Legs In Attack Th...

baby girl, just 1 month old, has lost both legs in an attack by an unknown gunman in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province that also killed six members of the girl’s family. Afghan authorities said the Taliban was to blame, but the militant group has denied responsibility

January 22, 2020

Afghan Government Says Full Cease-f...

After the Afghan Taliban announced a seven to 10-day cease-fire with US troops and a reduction in violence against Afghan forces, the Afghan government called the Taliban offer ‘ambiguous,’ and asked for a complete cease-fire as a way forward for peace talks

January 16, 2020

Officials Had “Incentive” to Li...

A top Pentagon watchdog has told U.S. lawmakers there was an “incentive” for U.S. officials and military commanders to lie about the progress of the Afghanistan war. John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), testified before House lawmakers on Wednesday. His appearance comes one month after a bombshell report by The Washington Post claiming that officials misled the public about the Afghanistan war from the beginning

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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.

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