NewsMobile is an independent news organisation founded by award winning journalist Saurabh Shukla in 2014. The other co founder was Dr SC Shukla media academic and founder principal of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce who was the winner of national press award. 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 a fair and transparent editorial opinion.
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 a global innovation challenge, organised by IFCN and Facebook, that focused on fact-checking.
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“The winners were chosen from a list of 64 proposals and will split a total of $450,000, made possible by a partnership between the International Fact-Checking Network and the Facebook,” a statement on Poynter’s website read.
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Recently, NewsMobile and Logically have announced an exciting partnership, rolling out a range of election and information integrity products across South East Asia – Including India, Singapore and the US. The partnership combines the best of editorial and fact-checking services with the best in anti-misinformation technology to create a range of tools and products – ensuring information integrity, in a time where misinformation has plagued today’s “post-truth” society.
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The Economic Times featured NewsMobile’s efforts at busting fake news centered around COVID-19 vaccines.
Nov 30, 2020
In 2020 NewsMobile methodology also won acclaim from IFCN as our fact check was declared ‘The Fact Check Of The Week’.
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.
In 2019-2020 the organisation that contributed more that 5 percent of our total funding is Facebook Inc.
NewsMobile shares Fact Checking Best Practices
NewsMobile Editor-in-Chief, Saurabh Shukla, was featured on a special show on India’s national radio station, the All India Radio (AIR), which is heard by millions of people. He spoke about the efforts of NewsMobile, IFCN and Facebook to curb fake news.
He has also spoken at the Harvard India Conference in February 2019 on how to curb misinformation and NewsMobile’s efforts to curb the spread of FAKE news.
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