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  • Afghanistan:20 Killed, 18 Wounded in Two Separate Traffic Accidents in Laghman
  • The COVID Delta Variation is as Transmissible as Chickenpox:United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Saif al-Islam,Son of Libya's Slain Dictator Muammar Gaddafi Hints that He May Run for President:Reports
  • The US Justice Department Issues Order to Treasury to Provide Congress with Trump's Tax Returns
  • Fiji Records 1163 New Cases of Covid-19, 6 More Deaths in the Last 24 Hours
  • At Tokyo Olympics 2020,India's Kamalpreet Kaur Competes in the Discus Throw Final
  • Atanu Das, Indian Archer, Was Defeated 6-4 by Japanese Archer Takaharu Furukawa at Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • Selemon Barega of Ethiopia Wins the Tokyo Olympics Games' 2p020 Inaugural Track Gold
  • Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media
  • Check Whether Photos Are Original or Photoshopped or Out of Context Pictures
  • Check Google images for Authenticity-You Can Find Help from Google Reverse Images Search
  • Beware of Fake News Websites Which Run by People With No Journalism Background to Promote Their Own Ideology
  • Check the News Sources from Other Websites Whether They Picked Up the Story or Not
  • Forwarding Social Media Messages from Unknown Sources or Little Known Sources, It Would be Better to Ignore Them
  • You Can Easily Identify Fake Messages if the Message Requests You to Share
  • Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred
  • Always Check Fact Checking Sites if You Have Some Doubts About the Authenticity of Any Information or Picture

Month: September 2020

September 30, 2020

Solar Mamas Brighten Rural Malawi

A group of Malawi women are changing lives in villages that have long lived without power by installing and maintaining solar equipment in homes and schools

Nicaragua: RSF and PEN Call on Cong...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and PEN International call on the Nicaraguan Congress to reject a bill providing for the registration of press correspondents as “foreign agents”, and denounce an increasingly complex working climate for the independent press in the country

Bars Closed, New Orleans Scrambles ...

In 2020, however, watch parties like Newton’s are no longer permitted as local officials continue to impose restrictions on businesses and social gatherings in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In New Orleans, for example, bars have remained closed for months

President of UN General Assembly Cl...

Volkan Bozkir (at podium and on screens), President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, delivers closing remarks to the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-fifth session

North Korea Arrests 20 Remittance B...

North Korea has arrested 20 “phone brokers” who arrange calls and money transfers from outside the country in a nationwide crackdown on illegal mobile phone users, sources familiar with the cases told RFA

Ugandans Cry Foul Over Displacement...

Uganda and Tanzania in September signed an agreement to build what they say will be the world’s longest heated oil pipeline, a $3.5 billion project that will run from southwestern Uganda to Dar es Salaam. Ugandan authorities say those affected will be compensated but rights groups worry that few details have been announced. Environmental activists warn the oil project, run by French Company Total and Chinese company CNOOC, also puts Uganda’s nature reserves and ecosystems at risk

September 29, 2020

Block Party Winning Hearts of New Y...

There may be quarantine, vacations might be canceled and schools partially closed, but NYC is not losing its spirit. Amid the continuing pandemic, New York’s one and only 7 O’Clock “Covid-Release” social-distance block party continues to win over hearts

Christians and Muslims Deepen Their...

Silsilah” Movement in the same direction is to collect and disseminate “Stories of change”: those of people who, passing joyful and painful life events, have changed their relationships with transferors of faiths other than their own and today they walk in the spirit of dialogue and solidarity

New Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting a L...

Pashinyan appeared to be a fresh face who could give a new impetus to the long-stalled peace negotiations between the two sides. But as time went on, he adopted the same uncompromising positions as his predecessors and on occasion rhetorically went even further, most controversially saying at a speech in Karabakh that “Karabakh is Armenia – period.”

Kenyan Government Fighting Payout f...

Residents of a Mombasa slum won a landmark payout in July over a pollution by a lead smelter that poisoned locals. Kenya’s government was ordered to pay $12 million to residents within 90 days because of its failure to enforce environmental regulations with the smelter, which closed in 2014. But the government has appealed the payout

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India COVID-19 News

 July 31,2021 

India Reports 41,649 New COVID-19 Cases and 593 Deaths in the Last 24 Hours
India COVID-19 Cases 31,572,344 and Deaths 423,217 Vaccine Doses 456,033,754:JHU
How You Identify Fake News or Messages 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.

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.

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.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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