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PIB Sets Up Fact Check Unit To Check Fake News

New Delhi: In view of the rising pattern of pretend information, particularly on social media, the Press Data Bureau (PIB) has arrange a fact-checking unit to confirm information associated to the federal government’s ministries, departments and schemes and to alert the general public about pretend information in circulation.

“Received a forward that looks too good to be true!!! or maybe came across a piece of news that you want verified !! Send it across and we will Fact Check it for you, no questions asked,” the Ministry of Data and Broadcasting mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.

“Ever wondered if a WhatsApp forward is true or just fake news? Or if a tweet/FB (Facebook) post is real? Fret no more!” the Ministry mentioned within the banner together with the hashtag ‘PIB Fact Check’.

The Data and Broadcasting Ministry additionally urged the individuals to e mail snapshots of any “dubious material” they arrive throughout on any platform together with social media and they’re going to get it checked, however added that solely materials associated to authorities ministries, departments and schemes shall be fact-checked.

On variety of events, Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has referred to as for combating pretend information, terming it extra “dangerous” than “paid news”.


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