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Urvashi Kapoor

Urvashi is an Online Editor for BW Businessworld. Reach her at [email protected]

Latest Articles By Urvashi Kapoor

Social Responsibility: How Can We Stop Fake News From Spreading

Urvashi Kapoor

You should not share anything whose source you're not confirmed of and should not believe in everything you receive on your social platforms. You should make use of your social media responsibly.

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How Facebook (And Whatsapp) Is Fighting Against Fake News

Urvashi Kapoor

Both Whatsapp and Facebook are trying to limit the spreading of fake news and other misuses of the service. With General Elections 2019 approaching, both Whatsapp and Facebook will have to work in tandem and restrict the spread of misinformation to preserve the integrity of the election in the world’s largest democracy.

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Fact Checking: Things That Google Is Doing To Help Journalists

Urvashi Kapoor

To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google has taken recent actions such as, support of AMP, the Google News Initiative and updating its algorithm.

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Why Fact-Checkers Are Important Addition To Any Media House

Urvashi Kapoor

Fact-checkers are an important addition to any media house. They distinguish facts from rumour and reveals what some would prefer to keep hidden.

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5 Tools Every Young Journalist Should Learn About To Identify Fake News

Urvashi Kapoor

If you suspect an online article, video or image is fake, here are some simple tools you can use to identify whether the news is fake:

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Not Sure Of A News? 5 Fact-Checking Sites You Should Know About

Urvashi Kapoor

In order to combat misinformation and disinformation, various websites are helping curate reliable information for its readers by identifying fake news. Have a look at some reliable fact-checking websites.

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Fake News Alert: Has WhatsApp Warned Users To Remove Their Display Pictures As ISIS Intends To Misuse It?

Urvashi Kapoor

A message went viral on WhatsApp claiming that ISIS intends to misuse the profile pictures of users and WhatsApp's CEO urges users to remove their display images.

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Fake News Alert: No, This Orphan Child Is NOT A Police Officer In Tamil Nadu

Urvashi Kapoor

The viral post that says ‘orphaned child became a police officer’ is actually fake

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Fact Check Alert: No, Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar Was Not Sacked

Urvashi Kapoor

Various media outlets claimed that Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar was sacked after the Indian Air force lost a fighter aircraft to Pakistan in the recent engagement with Pakistan Air Force.

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Fact Check Alert: The Woman In This Viral Video Is Not The Wife Of Indian Pilot Abhinandan

Urvashi Kapoor

A fake video is doing rounds on social media showcasing a woman blasting Indian politicians on the issue of Surgical Strike 2. However, claims that the woman in the video clip is the wife of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is not true.

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