Internet giant Google organises workshop to train Kashmir journalists
SRINAGAR: Search engine giant Google on Monday organised a workshop on fact checking and verification of online information for journalists at Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with Kashmir Press Club and New Delhi based media organization, DataLeads.
In a statement, the Kashmir Press Club said: “We are really happy that we could organise this workshop. The aim of such events is to build capacity among our members and journalists working in the valley. We thank Google for giving us this hands-on training and we hope to organise more such events in future.”
Journalists from across the valley participated in the workshop and received hands on training, said the statement.
The event, it said, was a part of the company’s efforts to equip scribes with tools to fact check and identify fake data.
Leading trainers delivered lectures from New Delhi on fact checking and the urgency of learning tools to debunk fake news stories and data. A detailed training manual was shared with the participants of the workshop.