During a panel discussion on Indian news channel Times Now, the channel’s editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar appeared visibly rattled at the mention of fact-checking wesbite Alt News.

A recent video of a mosque being defaced in Ashok Nagar during the Delhi violence was termed ‘fake’ by the channel. However, fact-checker Alt News verified the footage as authentic and recent.

When this was brought up by a panelist, who asked that Times Now should “apologise for calling a video fake” Shivshankar ranted, “I know what you’re referring to – a petty website run by individuals who have an axe to grind with the Modi government.”

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Delhi violence: Mosque set ablaze, Hanuman flag placed on top, reports The Wire