Besides fighting the menace of fake news and misinformation, the team of Vishvas News also conducts on-ground news verification and fact check awareness training/workshops across country under its flagship programme - Sach Ke Sathi. Sach Ke Sathi is a fact-check training and awareness drive by Vishvas News and Jagran New Media to empower the common people and make them understand how to identify and combat fake news and disinformation on any regular news events or topics. This campaign aims to impart fact-checking skills among common men by helping them identify and debunk potential fake news. Vishvas News reaches out to digitally vulnerable people by conducting on-ground activities and workshops with the help of the certified and trained fact check team and the Dainik Jagran's extensive network across the country.
Sach Ke Sathi is a training programme against fake news and it was launched to create awareness among the common citizens on misinformation and its impact in society. Under this training programme, Vishvasnews.com team visited 9 cities of 3 Indian states and trained the people on how to identify fake news and save themselves from this menace. The main objective of the program was to make people aware of fake news and encourage them to spread the information about fact checking in their social circle – among family, friends and colleagues. Read More
The Sach Ke Sathi – Bihar Elections Media Literacy
Campaign was classified mainly into three broad categories:
A- Vishvas.News team informed people on what to do or what not to do while consuming election-related or general news on social media platforms. Furthermore, people were being informed about the voting process issued by the Election Commission of India and some basic tips related to the code of conduct.
B – Vishvas News sensitized people on how to prevent themselves from COVID-19 and misinformation around it.
C- Vishvas News intended to create a strong hyperlocal community of fact champions to stop the flow of misinformation on Bihar elections. Read More
Vishvas News organised weekly webinars on Media Literacy in which people were also made aware about the prevention from Corona virus and fake news related to it. In this one-hour video conference, the fact-checkers and experts not only showed fact checks related to the corona virus, but also showed people how to identify it themselves. The latest official information related to the corona virus was also shared with the audience during the webinars. At the same time, measures to prevent corona virus, ways to keep your family safe, symptoms of corona infection and ways to get help were also covered.