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.
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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.
NewsMobile is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to bust fake news, as per stringent guidelines mentioned by the global organisation.
In 2018 NewsMobile joined Facebook’s fact check program as a Fact Checker. Since then, our fact checks have led to the reduction of misinformation and fake news on the social media platform.
NewsMobile’s efforts to bust fake news during Indian Elections 2019 were also featured in a special BBC world show.
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