NewsMobile is an independent news organisation founded by award winning journalist Saurabh Shukla in 2014. The other co-founder is Dr S C Shukla, media academic and founder principal of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, who was the winner of the National Press Award.
www.newsmobile.in (NewsMobile) is the news and content platform of World Mobile News Network Pvt Ltd, a private limited company registered in India. Our funding was provided by our co-founders who are senior journalists and media academics from their personal savings. As an unbiased and objective digital news platform, powered by cutting edge technology, our aim is to highlight stories that impact people and present credible and fact-checked stories to our readers. NewsMobile, founded in India, is now a global fact checker with operations in India, Asia Pacific and the US. Our aim is to solve the biggest problem of misinformation globally with a focus on debunking misinformation in communities.
Our journalists are objective and we have a policy that ensures that they are not affiliated to any political party or advocacy group. We believe in providing fair and transparent editorial opinions.
NewsMobile is the only Indian Fact Checker and the only one from Asia to have won a global innovative challenge in 2020. The challenge focused on how technology can improve fact-checking, in round 2 of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative. Along with their tech partner FakeNet AI at the University of California, Berkeley, they were declared winners of the global innovation challenge, organised by IFCN and Facebook, that focused on fact-checking.
NewsMobile has been consistently spearheading efforts to combat COVID-19 misinformation and bust myths that advocate vaccine hesitancy since the start of the pandemic. Our flagship projects include ‘Covishaala’, ‘CovidWise’, and ‘FactWise’, which have been successfully launched across the South Asia Region, in partnership with Facebook and Google.
NewsMobile is a signatory of the IFCN code of principles and has front line expertise in creating media literacy content and delivering media literacy training in fact-checking and counter-misinformation operations.
Attached below are links where NewsMobile has been covered for its efforts on fact checking. Founder & Editor in Chief Saurabh Shukla’s interview to the BBC on misinformation problem.