The government will setup a fact-checking module under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to combat the spread of fake news, reported The Times of India on November 16. This module will be called FACT — find, assess, create and target. This development comes after a fake letter in which PM Narendra Modi congratulates former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi over the Ayodhya verdict circulated in Bangladesh. The letter has the appearance of being bondafide, it is a pale yellow colour with "Prime Minister" on the letter head, and is undersigned by PM Modi. The letter is addressed to former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SA Bobde, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer. All the judges were on the bench that delivered the Ayodhya verdict on November 9. It said that the Ayodhya verdict…
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