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  • 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

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April 4, 2020

Showing Solidarity by Lighting Cand...

On 16 March, Roma residents light candles to overcome the social isolation imposed by the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Messages shared on social media platforms called for the blackout to start at 9 pm, with the goal to make the hand-held light show visible from space. Sunday night Italians were invited to switch off their electric lights and hold up mobile phones, torches and candles to create a beautiful night landscape

March 30, 2020

Fighting Fake News

Some Fake News and Messages circulating on social media.Lets find the truth.Today’s Pick

March 18, 2020

Stay Away from Social Media Disinfo...

Misinformations relating to Coronavirus conspiracy theories from the Internet always try to get informations from authentic and reliable sources such as WHO and websites of traditional media websites whether newspapers, magazines, News Channels or Radio Stations or authentic online news portal which maintain journalism excellence and reportorial talent.Ignore social media messages with no authenticity

COVID-19: Myth Busters from WHO

COVID-19: Some Myth Busters from World Health Organization (WHO) Stay away from rumors

March 7, 2020

At UN, Call to Action for Women’s...

Many feminists are focused on the pushback against women’s reproductive and sexual rights, especially in some Western countries, including the United States

March 6, 2020

How Will Increasing Debt Levels Imp...

With a total population of about 32 million people, the impact of a minority of Venezuelans flocking to Bitcoin likely won’t have an immense effect on the price of the asset. However, if a country with a larger population with citizens willing and capable of purchasing significant quantities of BTC, the impact would be much more substantial

February 27, 2020

Don’t Go Alone While Covering...

In India it seems that nothing has changed. Recently, journalists were severely beaten by unruly mob during sporadic violence in Delhi which claimed 38 lives.Journalists were chased, thrown to the ground and thrashed by mob when they went riot effected areas to cover violence. Journalists must know how to tackle or avoid hostile situation. According …

From the Archive: Around Nemtsov’...

Most concerning is that the Central Investigative Committee, and later the court, did not even seek to answer the question that is key to any murder or assassination: What was the motive? Why was former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov killed?

February 25, 2020

How an Indigenous Filmmaker is Chal...

Adam Piron’s love of film began as a child. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, the Kiowa/Mohawk filmmaker got his start in the industry as a student in the University of Southern California’s film program. He became an intern in the Native American and Indigenous Film Program at Sundance and is currently assistant curator for film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

February 24, 2020

A Viral Coyote-Badger Video Demonst...

Experiments and “rules” that eliminate context often end up framing animal behavior and ecological associations as coded, robotic and inflexible. People tend to think of animal actions as simply instinct, denying the role of thinking, plasticity and decision-making in other creature’s lives

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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.

Follow Official Websites

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