Alt News: Filter the Fake News
These days much of what one reads online on social media feeds and even other mediums, may appear to be true when often it is not. Fake news is essentially news, stories or hoaxes created deliberately to misinform or deceive readers. Usually, they are created with the intention to influence people’s view and they often cause confusion in the public.
 
Unfortunately, this is the age of fake news and post-truths. Hence, it is imperative that you fact-check before you believe. This fact-checking app by the Indian fact-checking website, Alt News, fact-checks misinformation that is viral on social media platforms in India.
 
The app will allow you to look-up images and videos against the database of stories that have already been fact-checked by Alt News and get instant fact-checks. For images/videos that have not been fact-checked yet, you'll get notifications as and when they get fact-checked.
 
The fact-checks are prioritised based on the potential negative impact of the fake news. Frivolous content, including viral memes, Bollywood gossip and funny videos, is just ignored since these do not have any major impact.
 
Now, don’t fall prey to WhatsApp University messages—fact-check before you accept and forward!
 
 
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    O S Kempawad

    2 weeks ago

    With DUE respects to Yezdi sir, this ALT News itself is a Fake News Factory run by #ModiHater & funded by #TukdeTukdeGang & financially supported by Anti Indian elements which includes #CorruptsCongress, and so called #TopiSecularimPoliticalParties too.

    I just hope that you will exercise little extra care in your future recommendations about such issues.

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