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Gajraj Rao on rumour mongering amid Covid-19: This is not a relay race, you don’t have to forward every message you get

The actor believes it is important for people to first check the authenticity of messages regarding important issues like Covid-19 before sending them out to others.
Actor Gajraj Rao wants people to stop spreading rumours about Covid-19
Actor Gajraj Rao wants people to stop spreading rumours about Covid-19
Updated on May 20, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty, Newdelhi

Cows found dead: Residents cautious, cops work to prevent rumour mongering

Residents’ apprehensions stem from the realisation that their neighbourhood is prone to communal tensions as is evident from the past instances.
Representational image(Hindustan Times)
Representational image(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 09, 2019 03:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny

WhatsApp tells Centre about steps taken to curb fake news, rumour mongering

Top WhatsApp executives, including chief operating officer Matthew Idema, have met the information technology (IT) secretary and other government officials to outline steps the company has initiated to combat circulation of fake messages on the platform that have incited some mob lynching incidents.
WhatsApp had previously stated that it had launched new safety features, including a label that clearly identifies forwarded messages and controls for group conversations, in the last few weeks.(AFP/Picture for representation)
WhatsApp had previously stated that it had launched new safety features, including a label that clearly identifies forwarded messages and controls for group conversations, in the last few weeks.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 11:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

North Indian woman thrashed in Tamil Nadu on suspicion of being child lifter

The woman was seen having biscuits in her hand, which prompted villagers to assume her to be a child lifter.
Locals said there were rumours that women from north India had come to the area to kidnap children.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Locals said there were rumours that women from north India had come to the area to kidnap children.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 11:33 PM IST
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Madurai (TN) | By Press Trust of India

Woman tied to pole, beaten up by mob on suspicion of being child lifter in Assam

A woman was tied to a pole and beaten up by villagers on suspicion of being a child lifter in Sonitpur district of Assam. However, the intervention of some other villagers ensured that the assault stopped and the cops were called.
Rumours of child-lifting gangs are being spread on social media lately in different parts of the country, and have led to multiple mob lynchings.(AP/Photo for representation)
Rumours of child-lifting gangs are being spread on social media lately in different parts of the country, and have led to multiple mob lynchings.(AP/Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
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