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  • As Israeli Air Strikes Escalate, the Death Toll in Gaza Rises to 113:Reports
  • Completely Vaccinated People No Longer Need to Wear Masks:US Health Officials
  • As Drawdown Continues, US Forces Are Leaving Kandahar Airfield:Reports
  • 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

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May 13, 2021

Yemen is the Focus of a UN Security...

Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs Security Council members on the Middle East during a videoconference (Yemen)

May 12, 2021

In connection with UNAMI, the Secur...

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq is briefed by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

May 11, 2021

In connection with UNITAD, the Secu...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad speaks during a videoconference with members of the United Nations Security Council about the Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD)

May 8, 2021

Permanent Representative of Lithuan...

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations, Audra Plepyt (left), pays Secretary-General António Guterres a farewell call

May 7, 2021

The General Assembly Holds Informal...

Mr. Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives, the nominee for the position of President of the General Assembly for the seventy-sixth session, conducts an informal interactive dialogue with the General Assembly

May 5, 2021

For May, UN Secretary-General Meet...

UN Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Zhang Jun, China’s Permanent Representative to the UN and the Security Council’s President

May 4, 2021

Information as a Public Good comme...

UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General, Xing Qu, speaks at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) commemoration of World Press Freedom Day 2021. The year’s theme is “Information as a Public Good,” which serves as a reminder to value information as a public good and to investigate what can be done in the creation

April 30, 2021

High-Level Interactive Dialogue on ...

Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, speaks at the high-level collaborative discussion on antimicrobial resistance held by the United Nations General Assembly (AMR)

April 29, 2021

UN General Assembly Meets on Impact...

Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the General Assembly meeting on the impact of rapid technological change on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets

April 28, 2021

UN Security Council Holds Open Deba...

Eva-Maria Lijmets, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia, addresses the open debate with United Nations Security Council members in connection with Protection of civilians in armed conflict: indispensable civilian objects

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India COVID-19 News

 May 14, 2021

India Coronavirus Cases: 23,703,,665 Deaths:258,317 

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.

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:+916289017966

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