Google’s Campaign against Fake News, 8,000 Indian Journalists will get Training

18 Jul

In order to prevent journalists from being victim of fake reports, Google India said that they will train 8,000 journalists in India in the next one year, which includes journalists of 6 Indian languages including English.


Under this, the Google News Initiative India Training Network will select 200 journalists from cities across the country, which will get 5 days training to improve their skills of verification. This camp will be organized for six other Indian languages, including English.

This network of certified trainers will also hold two day, one day and half day workshops for journalists. In a statement, Google India said that in the cities of India, training workshops will be organized in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada.

The aim of the training is to enable journalists to be fact-checked and online verification, for which the courses prepared by experts of First Draft, Storyful, Altenews, Boomlive and Dataleads.

Head of Google News Lab (Asia Pacific) said, Reliable, media sources is the first priority for Google. This is the reason why we are proud of our partnership with InterNews, dataleads and Boomlive to support journalists in the fight against fake news in India.

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