Debunking Fake News

"If journalism is good, then it is controversial by its nature"- Julian Assange

From online scams to communal rumour mongering via fake videos/images and fake news websites, misinformation has become a permanent part of our lives. With the arrival of Jio and the ensuing war between various telecom companies with mobile data rates dropping drastically, many more people can afford Internet. However, while people now have the power of information with increased Internet connectivity, we have not given them any tools to verify the same the forward that lands in their WhatsApp Inbox or their Facebook feed.

Key Takeaways
  • Understand and identify misinformation around us
  • Learn how to verify information online and be a responsible netizen
  • Certificates to all the participants upon the completion of the workshop
Registration Amount : Rs. 500
Key Takeaways
  • Understand and identify misinformation around us
  • Learn how to verify information online and be a responsible netizen
  • Certificates to all the participants upon the completion of the workshop
Registration Amount : Rs. 500



  • Corporate Partner

    Alt News

  • Speaker

    Pratik Sinha

  • Date, Time, Duration

    17th Dec, 10 AM, 2 Hours

Instructors

  • Pratik Sinha is from Ahmedabad, Gujarat and has more than 10 years of experience working as software engineer. Concerned with the growing misinformation and viral propaganda, in 2013 he started TruthofGujarat.com, a political blog to expose the misgovernance of then Gujarat Government and its leaders. The blog is now considered as a credible voice against the rising fascist forces in India. In 2016, he left his job to focus full-time on policing the fake news. In Feb 2017, he started Alt News, a fledgling fact-checking Indian website which has been lauded in the mainstream media for debunking various propaganda and media that has potential of affecting communal harmony.

Terms & Conditions

  • Workshop is open for all
  • Schedule is tentative and may get revised due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Registration fee includes complimentary food coupons and free access to spot events
  • Registration fee does not include accommodation & local conveyance charges
  • Accommodation can be booked separately which will be communicated for the registered members
  • Attendees must bring a valid government/college ID
  • Under any circumstances, NO refund will be provided
  • No cancellation can be done, however the attendee can find a suitable replacement
  • In all matters related to the workshop, the decision by organisers will be final and binding