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Govind Ethiraj: using data to fight fake news

Govind (Class 1), is using a data-driven approach to improve public discourse and transparency in India. Indiaspend.com, boomlive.in and factchecker.in focus on debunking misinformation and fake news, checking facts, and advancing public-interest journalism. Govind believes democracies like India are young and need to move towards more transparency and fact-based policy making. This can only happen if citizens appreciate the importance and need for data, and are not influenced by deliberate or otherwise misinformation. Govind is a Laureate of the prestigious McNulty Prize 2018. Read more.

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