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Twitter to label fake news and remove harmful data

US-based social networking and microblogging service, Twitter recently announced that it would label the fake media shared on its platform. From next month, Twitter will start labeling the photo or video, so that its users can identify that the media has been manipulated. It also announced that the firm may remove some media, which are ..

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Matri Shree Media Awards

Twenty-nine journalists from print and electronic media were felicitated with Matri Shree Media Awards for their contribution towards journalism. About the Awards The Matri Shree Media Awards were established during the days of Emergency in 1975. From then the awards have been conferred annually to 25 outstanding candidates in print journalism and electronic media. From ..

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I&B Ministry institutes Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has instituted a new award called Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS) from year 2019 to recognise contribution made by media in spreading awareness about Yoga and for promotion and commemoration of International Yoga Day, held every year on 21 June. Key Highlights About: Union Ministry of I&B ..

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PCI guidelines on Election Reporting and Paid News

The Press Council of India (PCI) has issued the guidelines for the media to give objective reports about the election and cautioned it against the phenomenon of paid news. The guidelines call for: Newspapers are not expected to indulge in unhealthy election campaigns, exaggerated reports about any candidate or party during the elections. PCI cautioned the ..

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Amendments to Representation of People's Act 1951

The Election Commission of India has sought an amendment to the Representation of People Act 1951 to prevent print media, social media and other digital platforms from carrying political advertisements in the last 48 hours before the polling begins. Why the amendment is necessary? Section 126 of the Representation of People Act 1951 prevents electronic ..

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