India Withdraw Fake News Guidelines says Govt

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PM Narendra Modi Says Ruling Party Is Fighting Corruption, Not Opposition Parties

The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday advised the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to withdraw its press release on fake news and said the decision on what amounts to fake news should be left to bodies such the Press Council of India.

The MIB had announced measures to contain fake news on Monday, saying the accreditation of a journalist could be permanently cancelled.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) minister Smriti Irani said she is “happy to engage with journalists. Smriti is more than happy to engage with journalist body or organisation/s wanting to give suggestions so that together we can fight the menace of ‘fake news’ & uphold ethical journalism.

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Opposition Launches Sharp Attack On BJP Government Over Fake News

Opposition parties on Tuesday attacked the central government over the now-withdrawn guidelines on fake news, with the Congress saying fascism has touched its peak and the AAP and the CPI(M) likening the prevailing situation to the Emergency

West Bengal Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee question about Fake News.