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  • 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

Category: Freedom of Press

February 26, 2021

Myanmar Threats, Arrests of Journal...

Journalists covering mass street protests against Myanmar’s military junta are increasingly reporting threats, arrests and harassment from authorities tightening a crackdown on opponents of the Feb. 1 coup in what a local press watchdog called an attempted “news blackout.”

February 6, 2021

Congo: Journalist Arrested in Hospi...

Prosecuted for simple alleged defamation, a director of publication was arrested while he was hospitalized. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces unfair methods, illegal detention, and calls for his immediate release

January 28, 2021

Belarus: Power Increases Criminal P...

After more than five months of systematic restrictions on press freedom, the Belarusian authorities are stepping up their crackdown on the media by now prosecuting journalists under criminal law. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) have lodged a referral to the UN for cases of arbitrary arrests

Russians Buy Disabled Man Apartment...

People have raised nearly $27,000 to buy a new apartment for a disabled man in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk

January 22, 2021

Afghan Journalists Concerned About ...

A recent wave of targeted killings of journalists in Afghanistan has raised concerns among journalists about their safety

January 12, 2021

Indian Cartoonist Rachita Taneja Fa...

The Indian Supreme Court has validated a complaint filed by a third party against a designer based in New Delhi who published a series of satirical cartoons on the judiciary. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the judges to drop the absurd charges against her

January 6, 2021

Vietnam: Three Officials of the Ass...

Two of the three reporters were sentenced to eleven years in prison, while the president of the association was sentenced to a record fifteen years behind bars. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces a purely political judgment, the sole motivation of which is to intimidate all Vietnamese citizens who are fighting to have access to reliable and independent information

December 31, 2020

Press Freedom China

In a year of declining press freedom amid the global pandemic, China took the lead in media repression

December 22, 2020

Press Freedom Turkey Womens News Ne...

In Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, a news network staffed entirely by women is taking the lead in reporting on women and human rights. But the groundbreaking JIN News agency is increasingly targeted in what the government claims is its battle against terrorism

December 11, 2020

Afghanistan: Journalist from Enekaa...

Journalist Malalai Maiwand , 30, and her driver, Taher Khan , were killed on Thursday, December 10 by two gunmen in Jalalabad, in the east of the country. The young woman died instantly. His driver succumbed to his injuries in hospital

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April 12, 2021
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How to 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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