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Fake news in the time of elections

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BusinessLine With general elections due in May, fake news is one area of concern which needs to be addressed by the Election Commission. It is now reasonably well established that political parties use social media platforms as well as friendly websites to tru... More »

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Bitcoin’s 2018 fall is no bad news for cryptos

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BusinessLine If you compare the dollar value of the bitcoin today with the same day a year ago, you can easily say the digital currency has become small change. As on December 27, one bitcoin values $3,585, against $15,189 a year ago. That’s a fall of more tha... More »

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Facts face fake news – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Whether you like it or not, US President Donald Trump needs credit for popularising the term ‘fake news.’ He used it frequently to refer to information that cast him in a bad light. In the process, he has even developed it as a curse word. In a re... More »

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Page not found News – The Hindu BusinessLine

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The clear and present danger of fake news

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BusinessLine “You look knackered, Chotu; kya hua?” asked a concerned Motu as he walked into the house. “Oh, nothing to worry about, Motuji. Was feeling feverish; will take a P-500 tab and I’d be fine soon.” P-500! Be careful, that paracetamol contains the dang... More »

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Television killed news – Business Line

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BusinessLine There is consensus that much of the reporting by television news channels on the circumstances of the death of actress Sridevi was in extremely poor taste, baselessly speculative and shamelessly voyeuristic. As actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted “there i... More »

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Jimmy Wales, WikiTribune and the future of news

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BusinessLine WikiTribune? Wales’ latest venture. This time it’s a news service. Well, sort of. The Wikipedia founder wants to call it a pilot project for a “new approach” to journalism. He calls it a global, multilingual, high quality, neutral news service. Bu... More »