CUK conducts workshop on Google fact-checking

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Srinagar: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) on Wednesday conducted a workshop on “Google fact-checking and online verification” as part of Google news initiative.
The workshop was organised by the Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ at Nowgam Campus I, the statement said.
Faisul Yaseen, noted journalist and a Google certified trainer led the workshop for the students of the department. “He talked about various aspects of online verification of information and checking of facts in addition to news content, photographs, and videos,” it reads.
“In order to know whether the news is fake or not, one must employ the technique of source checking,” he said. He also told the students about various techniques to debunk fake information, pictures and videos using diverse sources.
Highlighting the importance of verifying the online information, Faisul said: “False information creates stereotypes and polarization in society.”
Asif Khan, DCJ Coordinator, said the topic is relevant and important in contemporary times when journalists and students mostly rely on Google for any sort of information gathering.
This training network aims to train the journalists and journalism students through training, workshops and pass on the skills to 8000 journalists and students by the end of next year.