I&B Ministry launches fact-checking account on Telegram to counter fake news

The central government with the social media account aims to verify information related to the Centre disseminating to its subscribers.

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Image source: PIB Fact Check Twitter

On Tuesday, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has launched the 'PIB Fact Check' on social media platform Telegram to counter fake news. Reportedly the account was created to take out the fraudulent channels sharing fake news on social media platforms.

The central government with the social media account aims to verify information related to the Centre disseminating to its subscribers. The fact-checking arm of the central government, PIB Fact Check, was established in November 2019.