Fact Checker is a virtual medium where readers get filtrated/researched news data. Fact Checker finds the reality behind the viral news or content poking the society adversely.
FactChecker.in is India's first dedicated Fact Check initiative. Since early 2013, we have been scrutinizing and researching for veracity and context, statements made by individuals in public areas life. As well as picking through to issues where we feel there is a solid have to examine data that's in public areas domain. In February 2014, we decided to spin it off into a separate website.
FactChecker.in is definitely an initiative of The Spending & Policy Research Foundation which also runs India's first data journalism initiative. We are located in Lower Parel in Mumbai and are registered as a Charitable Trust with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai.
As a data journalism and policy research organisation, The Spending & Policy Research Foundation relates to issues, which will be-but tend to be not-in the general public domain, including: health, sanitation, law and justice, education, environment, employment, innovation, science, environment and disadvantaged groups.
As a fact checking initiative, we at Factchecker.in pick claims/statements made by public figures or government reports and check for veracity and context. We refer to official data in the general public domain to verify claims. Often, claims are found to be true, but misleading since the context and historical perspective is missing. In such cases, we provide context to the claim in question.
At FactChecker.in, we do in contrast to adjectives, we do in contrast to opinion. Emotion is not our thing. Data are. Facts are. Reportage is.
Do visit wwGovindraj Ethiraj, Founder: He's a television & print journalist and also Founder of Boom News, a next generation television news initiative. He also anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television - the present one being the weekly 'Policy Watch' on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha or RS TV newsone
. And latest being BottomLine on Headlines Today - and writes for newspapers like Business Standard.
Previously, he was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India, a 24-hours business news service launched out of Mumbai in 2008 and a partnership between Bloomberg LLP and the UTV Group in India. Just before creating Bloomberg TV India, he worked with Business Standard newspaper as Editor (New Media) with a certain mandate of integrating the newspaper's news operations with its digital or web platform. He also spent around five years each with CNBC-TV18 & The Economic Times. He's a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Colorado & a success of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leadership Awards for 2014.