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Six Fake News Techniques and Simple Tools to Vet Them

August 20, 2018
GIJN

There are different ways that fake news sites fake us out. In GIJN’s latest tutorial, Olga Yurkova, co-founder of Ukrainian fact-checking project StopFake, runs through six main techniques used and offers some simple tools to verify what is true — and what isn’t. | Read more|

Lynchings: Ministry panel considers changes in law, a relief fund

August 20, 2018
The Indian Express

The draft report will be submitted to a committee headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, that had been set up by the Home Ministry on July 23 to “deliberate” and “make recommendations” for separate penal provisions on incidents of mob violence. | Read more|

Life lessons from Vajpayee, from a dad who idolised him

August 17, 2018
The Indian Express

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's speech at Gol market in Delhi in 1977 was a huge influence on my father, who had come to Delhi from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, and it formed a big part of the life lessons he imparted to his children. | Read more|

A Free Press Works for All of Us

August 16, 2018
ProPublica

The cause of investigative reporting, a crucial element of our democracy, benefits enormously from our country’s tradition of a free, unfettered press. | Read more|