Postcard news founder arrested

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/03/2018
Karnataka police arrested   Mahesh Vikram Hegde, founder of the right-wing site Postcard News, often called out for carrying fake news, for its news report that a Jain muni was attacked by a Muslim youth. According to reports, the monk was knocked down by a car, but the fake news site manufactured a Muslim identity for the driver!  Karnataka goes to the polls in May, amidst a deluge of fake news reports.              
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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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