Whom to believe?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 18/06/2017

How much money is the Centre proposing to give UP to improve its road network?  It depends which newspaper you read. Last week on the day this was announced Hindustan said Rs 50,000 crore,  Dainik Jagran reported it as Rs 10,000 crore, and Amar Ujala said Rs 1 lakh crore.                       

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In the explosion of fake news, where one report is worse than the other, social media users were taken aback to see a post with the Republic TV logo quoting journalist Rana Ayyub to the effect that the government ordinance to hang rapists of minors was directed at Muslims! Ayyub had to take to Twitter and Facebook to clarify that she never said any such thing and the account itself was a parody of Republic TV.  We are waiting for Republic TV to condemn the account's post!                                                 
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