About: Abhishek Parashar is working as Chief Sub Editor at Jagran New Media and associated with Vishvas News as a fact-checker. He has around 8 years of experience in digital media. His total experience in journalism is more than 10 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 trained Fact-Check Trainer and he has been working as a trainer at ‘Sack ke Sathi’ which is the media literacy campaign against fake news/misinformation.

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

Certification: Crowdtangle training and Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course – Poynter University’s eLearning course.
Introduction to Digital Journalism By Reuters
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Attended several other workshops on the subject organized by IFCN, GNI, Facebook, Crowdtangle, and ICFJ.
He has attended a 5-day Fact-Check and News Verification training conducted by a Google certified trainer.
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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