Fake News

Do you still care for facts?

Only now has fact checking started with news. Or claims which make news. Quite likely that over the next few years, it will spread to other parts of life. Here, the important question to ask is: Will you pay for fact checking as a service?

Zero. That’s the number to keep in mind. Because zero is the number of people in the fact checking department across most mainstream newsrooms in India. Today.

It is a number that isn’t talked about much. It certainly should be.

“Let’s do this over a call,” said Sukumar.

When I wrote to him, I had a simple question. Whatever happened to fact checking in the country? It is like, this bit of journalistic process never existed.

Sukumar Ranganathan is the Editor of Mint, the business daily…

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