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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: Social Media Watch

August 24, 2019

China Wages Overseas Information Wa...

Google says it has taken down more than 200 YouTube channels that were linked to the Chinese Communist Party’s disinformation campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests

August 13, 2019

With High-Profile Death, Social Med...

Theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a financier at the center of a sex trafficking case, took off on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend, making their way quickly into mainstream news

July 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Trending in Tw...

Hurricane Barry now a tropical storm made landfall along the Louisiana coast in Saturday with 75 mile per hour winds and up to 15 inches rainfall expected in the southern central part throughout Sunday

July 7, 2019

Bull Fighting is Cruel: Twittersph...

for it’s violent nature and torture against bulls, immense cruelty and pain the bull suffers during the bullfight.Youth A local culture and Preise, Manu citizens reject it.Bull fight is violent in nature.Animalia activists from time to time expose the actual facts of Bill fighting. In arena and outside arena, bulls face torture.
Here some reactions from twittersphere

July 2, 2019

Heavy Rains in Mumbai Twittersphere...

Heavy rain lashing Mumbai the business capital of India for the fifth consecutive day.At least 27 or Apple have been killed in separate incidents of wall collapse in Maharashtra due to heavy rain.The state government has declared June 2 as public holiday.Here some comments from twittersphere

June 15, 2019

Twittersphere Vehemently Condemns A...

Twittersphere condemns the way Mamata Banarjee Government handle the situation: Here we select some reactions from netizens including doctors

May 11, 2019

Why Does Facebook Fail to Fix Itsel...

In late 2016, CEO Mark Zuckerberg infamously dismissed as “pretty crazy” the idea that fake news on his service could have swayed the election. He later backtracked, and since then the company has reduced the amount of misinformation shared on its service, as measured by several independent studies

April 21, 2019

Twittersphere Condemns Easter Massa...

Multiple blasts hit Charges and hotels cause major casulties and damages.At least 50 people killed and 200 injured in six explosions in several cities across Srilanka

April 15, 2019

Twittersphere in Shock Over Notre D...

Twittersphere in Shock Over Notre Dame Fire

Poila Boishakh Wishes in Twittersph...

Bengalis from around the world are celebrating New Year’s day (Poila Baishakh) today on the first day of the month of Baishakh. Local TV stations of Calcutta broadcast special programs on this occassion throughout the day

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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.

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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