Fake news has a far reaching in our country. From the matter of riots to elections, we see it everytime. However, since free press is a symbol of freedom of speech and expression, no strict regulations are made on it. However, sections 499 &500, IPC is applicable I'm defamatory matters. Other than that, section 153 & 295, IPC can also be evoked in case of hate speech. Press Council Act, 1978, is a statutory body for regulating the spread of fake news.
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