About: Pallavi Mishra is a Deputy Editor at Jagran New Media and works for Vishvas News as a fact-checker. Her expertise is news verification, re-verification and value addition. He has nearly 12 years of experience in digital media. Prior to joining Jagran News Media, Pallavi had worked with media organisations like NDTV, India Today and IANS.

Qualification: Pallavi is a graduate in Mass Communication. She also has a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Certification: Certificate of Achievement and Commendation by CRDF-Global on Countering Disinformation that Undermines Nonproliferation Norms.
Certificate of Achievement and Appreciation by CRDF-Global in combating state-based COVID-19 propaganda.
Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course - Poynter University's eLearning Course
Reuters Digital Journalism Certificate.
She has also attended a 5-day Fact-Check and News Verification training conducted by a Google certified trainer.


1: July 03, 2019
Vishvas News Team member (Employee ID- PN0065) did a fact-check story on a viral post on Facebook in which an image of an ice cream vendor was used with the claim — ‘गंगा घाट कोतवाली क्षेत्र के अंतर्गत कोतवाली के सामने आइसक्रीम बेचने वाले #राकेश (#दलित) को #जयश्रीराम ना कहने पर #मुसलमान समझकर #भगवागुंडों ने मारा पीटा।”.
He debunked the false claim made in the Facebook post and published a story on the facts. Later, another team member (Employee ID- PN0046) rated the same users’ post on Facebook.
Below was the link of the story team created to debunk the false claim made by the user in his Facebook post – https://www.vishvasnews.com/society/fact-check-ice-cream-vendors-image-viral-with-fake-claim/
Later, Team member with Emp ID – PN0046 found that the same images were being used with similar false claims by few other users as well on Facebook. The post was mistakenly rated as false which had the same image but correct description, “गंगा घाट कोतवाली क्षेत्र के अंतर्गत कोतवाली के सामने आइसक्रीम बेचने वाले को मारा पीटा पैसे छीनने का आरोप”. The Facebook page owner raised the issue with us and the required correction in the rating of the post was made following the guidelines and our correction policy.

2: May 31, 2020
The story done by a team member (Employee ID PN0046) was updated on May 31 to remove an unnecessary paragraph which was not required in the story.

3: August 4, 2021
The story done by a team member (Employee ID PN0046) was updated on Aug 4, 2021 to add an additional input shared by the photographer, who clicked the viral image, after the publishing of the story.


Fact Check Stories By : Pallavi Mishra

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