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DeTect: Purported news stories add to misinformation cloud

The BJP and Congress shared a flurry of claims targeting one another during the UP assembly elections.

This year, Alt News fact-checked a number of purported ‘news’ stories.

Many times, media outlets did not invest their resources in verifying such claims before publishing reports on them.

The BJP and Congress shared a flurry of claims targeting one another during the UP assembly elections.

As many as 124 fact-check articles in 2022 examined false claims circulated by political parties, leaders and activists associated with them. BJP and its leaders shared the maximum amount of misinformation in 2022, with a share of 48.1%.

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