Fake news

  • Myanmar blocks activist website, saying it spreads fake news
    Reuters Myanmar's telecommunications ministry said on Tuesday it had ordered mobile operators to block a website run by activists investigating the military for spreading fake news, which the group said was a bid to silence critical voices. Myo Swe, a spokesman for the ministry, said it had acted on reports by a social media monitoring group related to the security forces but declined to name the group. The campaign group whose website was blocked, Justice for Myanmar, inv
  • Taxi driver & family isolated in Dimapur; not positive 
    Official dismisses reports of the taxi driver testing COVID-19 positive as false   Morung Express News Dimapur | June 28 The report about a taxi driver in Dimapur testing COVID-19 positive was officially dismissed as false earlier in the evening.   A District Health official informed that the driver alongwith his family was placed in a government observation facility, separate from the other quarantine facilities, today as a precautionary. The official
  • One held for spreading fake news
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): Dimapur Police today informed that one person has been traced for circulation of fake news regarding a missing patient from the COVID-19 District Hospital. In a post on Twitter, the Dimapur Police informed that appropriate legal action is being initiated against the individual.   
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro slams top court investigation of allies for alleged fake news
    BRASILIA, May 28 (Reuters): Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro complained on Thursday that a Supreme Court investigation into fake news was aimed at silencing the social media that got him elected and said his opponents were seeking to oust him.   In an escalating confrontation with the top court, Bolsonaro said police raids on Wednesday on homes of some of his allies was unacceptable. The conflict was set off by a video of a cabinet meeting where one of Bolsonaro
  • Fake exam routine being circulated on social media: Nagaland University
    The university has not issued any such notification, clarified a statement issued by NU on April 28. (NU Logo/File Photo)   ANCSU flays hoax messages; demands action    Lumami, April 28 (MExN): The Nagaland University (NU) today informed the students and the general public that a “fake Undergraduate 6th Semester Examination Routine 2020 (dated 27.04.2020) is being circulated through social media such WhatsApp.”   The university has not iss
  • Doctor dispels rumour surrounding Nagaland's first COVID-19 case
    Social media reports claiming that the patient from Nagaland may not be COVID-19 positive, is false. (Reuters File Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | April 17   A rumour surrounding the medical status of Nagaland's first COVID-19 case was dispelled today. According to a doctor, who quoted specialists at the Guwahati Medical College & Hospital, the patient is COVID-19 positive as officially announced earlier.   There was a post on social media,
  • COVID-19: Nagaland Police issues 'advisory' for social media platforms
    Some of the relevant sections of IPC, IT Act, CrPC and EDA Act quoted by the Nagaland Police in its advisory. (Morung Infographic)   Advisory cautions against posting fake news, hate speech or misinformation in WhatsApp group or other social media platforms and says law enforcement agency ‘will take stern action against such perpetrators’   Morung Express News Dimapur | April 17   The Nagaland Police, on April 17, has issued an advisory regar
  • Fake News Alert: No, WHO didn't issue any lockdown protocol or procedure
      Morung Express News Dimapur | April 7   With the ongoing 21-day national lockdown entering into the final week, understandably people are edgy and worried about whether it would be extended or not.   Expectedly, fake viral messages are floating around regarding the nature of lockdown.   One such message purportedly claiming to be a World Health Organisation’s circular regarding “Protocol & Procedure of Lockdown Period” for co
  • Fake News Alert: No order issued by Govt on closure of WhatsApp group
    Image Courtesy: PIB Fact Check @PIBFactCheck / Twitter)     Morung Express News Dimapur | April 7                                                     Have you received viral messages on WhatsApp and other social m
  • Can tea or water cure? Does lemon or turmeric prevent?: COVID-19 Myths busted
    A collage of images tweeted by @PIBFactCheck and @WHOSEARO debunking proliferation of  myths, remedies and other related fake news on various social media platforms on COVID-19. (Morung Graphic)   Morung Express News Dimapur | March 25   Amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, proliferation of  myths, remedies and other related fake news on various social media platforms too are increasing exponentially.   S
  • Rumour of suspected COVID-19 case in Dimapur false
    Rumours had spread that a person who came from Mumbai had disappeared and that a search was on to locate the person. t was later clarified that the person had indeed arrived from Mumbai on March 16, but had completed screenings at all the airports he transited through.  (Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay).     Morung Express News Dimapur | March 24 The rumour of a suspected COVID-19 case in Diphupar, Dimapur is false.  Rumours had
  • Nagaland: Panic buying of paracetamol and chloroquine
      The claim that Paracetamol can treat COVID-19 infection is false, PIB Fact  Check tweeted on March 22. (Image Courtesy: @PIBFactCheck /Twitter)   Morung Express News Dimapur | March 24 Panic buying of emergency drugs was reported in several places in Dimapur today. The most sought after drugs were paracetamol and chloroquine, which people bought in bulk depleting pharmacies/medical stores of essential stock.  According to one pharmacist, his stock
  • Beware! WhatsApp messages offering 1000GB free internet data to stay at home a scam
    Screenshot of the message doing rounds on WhatsApp offering “1000GB free Internet data to stay at home safely” during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Morung Photo/Screenshot) Morung Express News Dimapur | March 23 Have you received a WhatsApp message offering 1000GB free Internet data? Beware, as it is a scam that is spreading fast.   Such messages are regularly employed by fraudsters to apparently to “racking up bogus ad clicks that ultimately bring revenues for the
  • Nagaland: Dimapur Police cautions against rumour-mongering
    An unverified video clipping was circulated on social media on Monday insinuating that an incident related to ILP issue was unfolding in Burma Camp, Dimapur on March 2. The Dimapur Police later clarified that the video clip was in no way related to Dimapur and cautioned against against rumour-mongering. (screengrab/Morung Photo)    No untoward incident happened in Burma Camp and the video clip in no way related to Dimapur, clarifies Dimapur Poli