On February 21, external affairs minister S Jaishankar gave an interview to ANI journalist Smita Prakash on the 42nd episode of the multimedia news agency's show 'ANI Podcast with Smita Prakash'. The episode is titled 'Dr. S Jaishankar, No Holds Barred'.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows people in a crowd moving forward on a road with swords in hand. A song playing on a loudspeaker can be heard in the background of the video. This song has various messages encouraging people to take arms, and bring down the government, and also the slogan 'Naar-e-Takbeer'. Vice-president & spokesperson of Iskcon Kolkata Radharamn Das shared this video on Twitter with the caption, "Judges will not give verdict, but Muslims will deliver verdict with swords.
A number of mainstream media outlets recently reported that the Punjab government had directed various departments to monitor the social media activities of their employees to check whether they criticized government policies.  The Tribune claimed in an article that the Punjab government reportedly asked all administrative secretaries to monitor their employees’ social media activity to check whether they were commenting adversely on government policies.
On February 16, the charred bodies of two men Junaid (35) and Nasir (25), both residents of Ghatmeeka in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, were found inside a four-wheeler in Bhiwani, Haryana. The family of the individuals alleged that the two men were attacked and abducted by members of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal.
The charred bodies of two men, Junaid (35) and Nasir (25), both residents of Ghatmeeka in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, were found on February 16 in Bhiwani, Haryana, inside a four-wheeler. The two were allegedly attacked and abducted by a mob that later set them ablaze inside their car.
The US Military shot down what they called a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on February 4, 2023.
News of a job opening for marijuana smokers with a salary of more than Rs. 80 lakh has been making the rounds on social media recently.

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2023 was held in Mumbai recently, in which Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Rishabh Shetty, and the movie, The Kashmir Files, film were awarded in different categories.

Days after making a blatant call for violence against Muslims at the 'Hindu Jan Akrosh Morcha' in Mumbai, Telangana legislator T Raja Singh on February 19 took part in Shiv Jayanti celebrations in Latur, Maharashtra, and said if Shivaji had not been there, all Hindus would have been circumcised.
In March 2020, Meta (previously Facebook) announced a partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN, set up in 2015 by US no-profit Poynter Institute) 'to reduce the spread of misinformation and provide more reliable information to users.' In an interview with American podcaster Joe Rogan, the founder of Meta platforms
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