In a bid to combat fake news, the Press Information Bureau ("PIB") has set up a fact-checking unit to verify news related to the government's ministries, departments and schemes. The Ministry on November 28, 2019, urged people to email snapshots of any "dubious material" they come across on any platform including social media and it will get it checked. It also adds that only material related with government ministries, departments and schemes will be fact-checked.

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