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Google News Initiative Powers Journalist To Fight Fake News

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| June 19 , 2018 , 18:53 IST

Fake news is degrading the standards of journalism day by day. To maintain the high standard of authoritative journalism and avoid the chaos due to fake news, Google has launched Google News Initiative Training Network in India in partnership BoomLive, DataLead and Internews.

The training network aims to provide high-level training to 8000 upcoming journalists across English and six other Indian languages that include Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada to fight against misinformation and fake news.

The Network will appoint 200 experts who will train journalists at two-day, one-day and half-day organised workshops. The focus of the workshop will be fact-checking, online verification, and good hygiene of journalist.

Irene Jay Liu, Google News Lab Lead, Asia-Pacific said, "Supporting trusted, authoritative media sources is a top priority for Google, which is why we are proud to collaborate with Internews, DataLeads and BoomLive to support journalists in their fight against misinformation in India."

Liu further added, "Our goal is to train more than 200 trainers, who will then train 8,000 journalists in six languages over the next year, making this Google's largest training network in the world."