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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

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April 9, 2021

Co-chairs of Group of Friends on Cl...

Margo Dieye, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru to the UN, brief reporters on Climate and Security

April 8, 2021

Commemoration of International Day ...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

April 2, 2021

President of UN Security Council Br...

Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations and President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of April, briefs reporters on the programme of work of the Security Council

March 31, 2021

UN General Assembly Holds Informal ...

The United Nations General Assembly holds an informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the UN Secretary-General on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, including developments on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), on the humanitarian situation and on human rights

March 27, 2021

UN General Assembly Discusses Equit...

The United Nations General Assembly holds an informal meeting of the plenary on the “Political Declaration on Equitable Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines”

March 26, 2021

Press Conference on Financing for S...

United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed briefs the press on financing for the Sustainable Development Report

March 25, 2021

United Nations Security Council Hol...

Ján Kubiš, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Libya and Head of of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), briefs Members of the Council at the videoconference in connection with the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

March 24, 2021

UN Security Council Holds Videoconf...

Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson for Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, briefs the videoconference with United Nations Security Council members in connection with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

March 19, 2021

CSW65 Side Event on Women Deliverin...

Iman Al Zahwani Hoemel, Minister of Women, Children and the Elderly of Tunisia, addresses the event “Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector”, on the side of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women on March 18,2021

March 18, 2021

UN Security Council Holds Arria For...

Anastasia Gridchina, Head of the Ukrainian Community of Crimea, addresses the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting on the situation in Crimea on March 17,2021

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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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