About: Abhishek Parashar is working as Deputy Editor at Jagran New Media and is associated with Vishvas News as a Fact-Checker. He has around 9 years of experience in digital media. His total experience in journalism is more than 12 years. He has previously worked with Press Trust of India (PTI-Bhasha), Business Standard (Hindi), The Economic Times, Catch News (Rajsthan Patrika), and News Nation Digital. Abhishek is a certified Google News Initiative (GNI) fact-checking and news verification trainer. He has been working as a trainer at ‘Sack ke Sathi’ which is the media literacy campaign against fake news/misinformation. He has expertise in data analysis and has spent half of his career as a business journalist.

Qualification: He is a Post Graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Delhi University.

Certification: He is a certified Google News Initiative fact-checking and news verification trainer.
The certificate is awarded as a participant in the India Data Portal Workshop organized by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business.
- Crowdtangle training and Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course.
Introduction to Digital Journalism By Reuters.
Crowdtangle For Instagram: How To Use City To Make Your IG Pop and First Draft Training
Vaccine Insight Flexible Learning Course.- Attended several other workshops on the subject organized by IFCN, GNI, Facebook, Crowdtangle, and ICFJ.
He has completed the Data Journalism, Verification, Election, and Introduction to machine learning courses in the Google News Training Centre.


1: Sept 16, 2019
Vishvas News received a claim on a story which was done on Sept 14 by Vishvas News Team member (Emp ID: PN0041)). Below is the story URL
Vishvas News received a mail from the admin of ‘Fir Ek Bar Modi Sarkar’ Facebook page claiming the rating given on its post by Vishvas News was incorrect. The author of the story didn’t get a required quote from Youth Congress. As per the IFCN guidelines and the SOP, Vishvas News made necessary correction in the story and changed the rating of the Facebook post from False to True.

2: December 18, 2020
The story done by team member (Employee ID PN0043) was updated on 18th Dec 2020 to remove an unnecessary paragraph which was not required in the story.

Fact Check Stories By : Abhishek Parashar

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