Imagine if you had to look into videos of people being beaten and things being burnt just because there are riots going on and people have started posting wrong videos from other attacks. That’s just one day of a fact checker. In today’s social media age, it isn’t very difficult to spread disinformation. Because so many of us just hit forward without verifying!
In this episode of our special series Every Indian’s Checklist, we will talk about how to verify common content like news, social media posts, and shared videos and images. To explore what constitutes fake news, how to spot it, we reached out to Pratik Sinha, the founder of AltNews, a fact checking website.