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UK vaccine trial volunteer says she is 'doing fine' after online death rumours Fake News

UK vaccine trial volunteer says she is 'doing fine' after online death rumours

A fake article has been on rounds that the microbiologist Dr Elisa Granato, who took part in the UK human trial for Coronavirus in Oxford died. Granato was one of two people to take part in the trial…

Innocuous Drones And Lethal Standoff Weapons Analyses & Assessments

Innocuous Drones And Lethal Standoff Weapons

This article has been written by Squadron Leader (retd.) Sameer Joshi. He serves as the CEO of NewSpace Research and Technologies, Bengaluru. Group Captain Harsh Vardhan Thakur, IAF Test Pilot and…

Bridges Across the Aegean Analyses & Assessments

Bridges Across the Aegean

Can Ankara and Brussels overcome strategic disagreements to script a new chapter in their bilateral relations?

Fake news kills 3 in Tripura Fake News

Fake news kills 3 in Tripura

Recently, in the Indian state of Tripura, false rumours were spread through the WhatsApp messaging service of a gang of child kidnappers operating in the state. This resulted in the death of three…

Futuristic Floating Cities – Pipe Dream or Reality? Analyses & Assessments

Futuristic Floating Cities – Pipe Dream or Reality?

A floating Atlantis can be a desirable alternative for population explosion and rising seas, only if financial, technological, and governance concerns are effectively addressed.

Whatsapping Trouble Analyses & Assessments

Whatsapping Trouble

WhatsApp’s new data policy being imposed under the threat of service denial has rejuvenated the universal demand for stronger legislation to protect personal data

Thought Capturing through Influence Operations Analyses & Assessments

Thought Capturing through Influence Operations

Cyberspace has opened a gateway for adversaries to disrupt democratic processes and weaken liberal democracies

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia Fake News

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia

Indonesia was recently affected by a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Sulawesi and killed more than 1,400 people. Social media platforms were filled with fake news and rumours…

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment Analyses & Assessments

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment

Though the Right to Information Act has had a good run so far, its future as a citizen’s tool to question the state, must be jealously guarded.

Fake rumours resulted in death Fake News

Fake rumours resulted in death

Rumours of child abductors were spread on a messaging application, WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico which resulted in the mob burning to death of two people before anyone could validate.

The Age of Pandemic Tourism Analyses & Assessments

The Age of Pandemic Tourism

The beleaguered travel industry has to re-invent itself to emerge from the ashes of the pandemic if it hopes to seek a revival.

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet? Op-Eds

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet?

The internet was designed to be free and open. Eight months after Edward Snowden's first leaks of classified information, is that still the case?

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections Fake News

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections

Many lawmakers are increasingly circumspect of the threat of video manipulation, also known as ‘Deepfake’ ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections.

Millennials Shape New Business Culture Analyses & Assessments

Millennials Shape New Business Culture

Youth entrepreneurship is on a mission to fulfil economic, social, and environmental responsibilities. Is this a heads-up for traditional firms?

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence Op-Eds

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence

The focus areas of the program includes research in natural language processing, machine learning, neural network, virtual agents, deep learning and other areas of artificial intelligence.

Rise of Fake News at a tense time Fake News

Rise of Fake News at a tense time

Since India’s retaliation of the February 15th Pulwama attack, the internet, social media and other platforms have been flooded with fake news. Pictures and videos have been extensively circulated on…

Revival Policies Should Be Country-Specific Analyses & Assessments

Revival Policies Should Be Country-Specific

World economies differ vastly, so a 'one-size-fits-all approach' will not work

The tragedy of Kashmir Op-Eds

The tragedy of Kashmir

India and Pakistan have fought four wars over it, and remain on tenterhooks with their forces deployed along the borders facing each other in tripwire readiness for the last seven decades. Both…

Notre-Dame fire and misinformation Fake News

Notre-Dame fire and misinformation

One of this year’s darkest events was the burning of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France. While the citizens of the country and the world prayed and mourned for the architectural disaster,…