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No vaccine yet for fake news epidemic

Synopsis

Fact checkers for Facebook and other social media platforms said the volume of fake news is rising following global Covid-19 vaccine trial announcements and new travel curbs in the country, amid a continuing surge in infections.

New Delhi: Lucknow has received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine in India and will begin administering it to healthcare workers from December 15, says a message circulating on WhatsApp. Another suggests Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is already being rolled out in India. A video on Facebook goes on to claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted permission to nine states to impose complete lockdown again. It’s all fake news — in the exact

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