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
Vishvas News organized 'Sach Ke Sathi 2 - Health Fact Check' to spread awareness amongst the public. Under this Vishvas News team went to 6 cities in 5 states. The team organized workshops in these cities where people were trained to identify fake/misinformation related to health. The main objective of our entire exercise was to spread awareness against the deadly coronavirus and suggest measures to prevent it. The people trained under this program were called 'Fact Check Champs'. These champs took this campaign forward by sharing the information with people in their social circles (family, friends, and colleagues) and spreading awareness against misinformation related to health. Vishvas News is a special initiative of Jagran New Media in the field of fact-checking. It is also certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). 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
Sach Ke Sathi: 'Yes For Vaccine' was a media literacy campaign aimed at dispelling misconceptions about vaccines among the general public and motivating them to get the vaccine shots. Apart from fact checkers, Dainik Jagran's health reporters / news coordinators supported this campaign of Vishvas News. More than 30 specialist doctors joined the campaign live. In this campaign, which ran from May 2021 to September 2021, 12 cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were involved. Read More
Sach Ke Saathi: Vidhan Sabha Elections 2022 (For Healthy Voters) was a media literacy campaign aimed at dispelling misconceptions among the general public regarding false and misleading posts and COVID spread during Assembly Elections in five states. More than 10 specialist doctors joined live in this campaign of Vishvas News. Participants from Chandigarh in Punjab and Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh joined this campaign, which ran from February 15 to March 5, 2022. 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.