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Alt News is an Indian non-profit fact checking website founded and run by former software engineer Pratik Sinha and Mohammed Zubair. It was launched on 9 February 2017 to combat fake news. Alt News was a signatory partner of the International Fact-Checking Network until April 2020.

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Mohammad Zubair granted interim bail by Supreme Court in all FIRs | Oneindia news *Breaking [Video]

Mohammad Zubair granted interim bail by Supreme Court in all FIRs | Oneindia news *Breaking

In a relief to Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, the apex court on Wednesday granted him interim bail and clubbed all the 6 FIRs against him registered by the UP police and transferred them to the..

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Mohammed Zubair got paid to put out provocative tweets, claims UP govt to SC | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Mohammed Zubair got paid to put out provocative tweets, claims UP govt to SC | Oneindia News*News

The Uttar Pradesh government has informed the Supreme Court that Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair admitted to receiving money for the tweets he posted on his Twitter handle. #MohammedZubair..

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Mohammed Zubair gets bail in 2018 tweet case by Delhi police, yet stays in jail | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Mohammed Zubair gets bail in 2018 tweet case by Delhi police, yet stays in jail | Oneindia News*News

Today, a Delhi court granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a case related to a tweet he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity. However, he will remain in custody. #MohammedZubair..

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Fresh warrant issued against Alt News's Zubair in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri | Oneindia News *news [Video]

Fresh warrant issued against Alt News's Zubair in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri | Oneindia News *news

Hours after the Supreme Court granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair in a case for hurting religious sentiments through a tweet, the Lakhimpur Kheri police obtained a warrant against..

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Mohammed Zubair gets interim bail from Supreme Court in UP hate speech case | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Mohammed Zubair gets interim bail from Supreme Court in UP hate speech case | Oneindia News*News

Today, the Supreme Court granted conditional interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair for five days in a case filed against him by the Uttar Pradesh Police. #MohammedZubair..

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Mohammed Zubair files for bail, Delhi police seeks judicial custody | Oneindia news *News [Video]

Mohammed Zubair files for bail, Delhi police seeks judicial custody | Oneindia news *News

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, who was recently arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments via a social media post, has moved a petition to seek bail. The Delhi Police has..

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UP court rejects Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair's bail plea in fact-check case

Six separate FIRs have been lodged against Zubair in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar and Hathras districts in UP.
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AltNews' Mohammad Zubair granted bail in case filed by Delhi Police, but remains in jail

On Thursday, Zubair moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the six FIRs lodged against him in several districts of Uttar Pradesh.
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Alt News co-founder Zubair moves SC seeking quashing of FIR lodged against him in UP

Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of six FIR lodged against him in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. In his fresh plea, Zubair has also sought..
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AltNews' Mohammad Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody by Hathras court in two cases

Mohammad Zubair's appearance in the Hathras court came amid a series of cases and FIRs lodged against him in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
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UP forms SIT to probe 6 cases lodged against Alt News co-founder Zubair in state

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe all the cases registered against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in the state. At least six cases are..
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Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair's interim bail extended by SC in UP case

​​Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, speaking on behalf of the State government, informed a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna that the State government intended to file a counter..
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Alt News co-founder Zubair gets 14-day judicial custody in Lakhimpur Kheri case


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Lakhimpur Kheri court sends Alt News co-founder Zubair to 14-day judicial custody

A court here sent Alt News Co-founder Mohammad Zubair to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a case lodged against him for allegedly promoting enmity. Zubair was produced in the court of the..
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After bail from SC, fresh warrant issued against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in Lakhimpur Kheri

The FIR was filed in September last year at the Mohammadi police station in response to a Lakhimpur Kheri court order.
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Mohammed Zubair gets 5-day bail in Sitapur case

The Supreme Court on Friday granted five-day interim bail to Mohammed Zubair in an FIR against him at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus, but the co-founder of Alt News..
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Supreme Court grants interim bail for five days to Alt News co-founder Zubair in UP case

The interim bail to Zubair was granted for 5 days on the condition that he will not post any fresh tweets on the issue related to the case and not leave the jurisdiction of the Sitapur Magistrate's..
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AltNews' Mohammed Zubair gets interim bail for 5 days from SC in Sitapur case, to remain in Delhi Police custody

The Supreme Court granted Mohammad Zubair interim bail in connection with a case registered against him in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district.
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Alt News co-founder Md Zubair moves SC for bail, hearing on Friday


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Alt News & Razorpay spar over deactivation of accounts, data breach


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Delhi Police officer admits he informed media incorrectly about Mohammed Zubair's bail plea

Senior Delhi Police officer KPS Malhotra on Saturday admitted to incorrectly informing the media that AltNews' co-founder Mohammed Zubair was sent to 14-day judicial custody over an "objectionable..
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Mohammed Zubair's bail plea rejected, sent to 14-day judicial custody by Delhi court

Delhi Police moved the court seeking a 14-day judicial custody of the AltNews co-founder, whereas Zubair moved the court for the bail application.
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Delhi Police raid Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair's house in Bengaluru: Here's what we know so far about the case

Mohammed Zubair was taken into custody by the Delhi Police Special Cell's IFSO (Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations) team on Monday evening.
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Jamiat: Zubair's arrest 'discriminatory action'

The JUH faction led by Maulana Mahmood Madani in a statement noted that "the job of Alt News is to sort out the truth in the age of spreading false and fake information, which is in fact a great..
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BJP hits out at Cong for Zubair, Teesta protests

BJP on Tuesday slammed opposition parties, especially Congress, for protesting against the arrest of activist Teesta Setalvad and Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking portal Alt News, alleging..
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Zubair's arrest disturbing, set him free, says Editors Guild

The Editors Guild of India on Tuesday joined a growing list of media bodies, including the Press Club of India and the Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic, in criticising the Delhi Police for arresting Alt..
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Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 4-day police custody

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was sent to 4-days police custody on Tuesday in a case related to an "objectionable tweet" he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity. The police produced Zubair at..
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Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair refuses to hand over electronic devices to police: Sources

Mohammed Zubair was taken into custody by the Delhi Police Special Cell's IFSO (Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations) team on Monday evening.
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Left parties demand Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair's release, slam government for arresting journalists


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"Bending over backwards to please sahibs": Mahua Moitra slams Delhi Police over journalist arrest

Alt News co-founder Pratik Sinha alleged that Zubair was arrested in a case for which no notice was given by the police.
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Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair arrested for hurting religious sentiments

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair will be presented in Patiala House court and Delhi police will seek his custody.
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