Digiteye India is a part of SoftmediaHub LLP, a limited liability partnership company registered in India in 2014. We have taken up fact-checking in the wake of a mob-lynching incident in a village near Bangalore in which an innocent IT firm employee was killed based on fake WhatsApp rumours. Formally launched in November 2018, Digiteye India remains our sole venture, entirely dedicated to fact-checking.
The Digiteye India Initiative has a team of six members. Currently, we have four fact checkers, who have been carrying out the task of screening claims or false narratives, fact-checking, and vetting images before submitting them for publication. Every copy is vetted by the team at several stages before publishing it.
Our Editor is the final authority to decide whether a story meets all the requirements as mentioned in our methodology and Code of Principles before publishing them. As a signatory of the IFCN Code of Principles, it’s our sincere endeavour to meet all the requirements and stay away from any bias or favour in our stories, without any interference from outside in editorial matters.
Editor: Bharti Jayshankar
Bharti is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience in reporting news and editing. She has worked with the Economic Times, Global Newsline, and many other publications. She has contributed several ground-breaking news and trained many budding journalists during her career. Bharti provides editorial leadership to the team of writers in news research and fact-checking. She takes the final decision on our fact checked stories before publishing them. Email: email@example.com
Gayathri Soora, Correspondent
Currently based in Delhi, Gayathri has been a contributor to online news website MF Monitor since 2009 prior to joining the Digiteye India team. An avid observer of developments, she can easily recollect the counter-point whenever a political leader utters a promise or claims success. With an eye for details, she is our best bet for fact-checking news and online rumours.
Arun Kumar, Editorial Coordinator
Arun is the youngest in our team with enthusiasm to learn and be handy for the reporters and editors throughout the day. Though an engineering graduate, his interest in sports writing has brought him to the field of fact checking. Besides contributing, he takes care of our news coordination, official responses, social media presence, especially in tracking requests and sending replies on WhatsApp.
Snigdha Nalini, Intern
Snigdha Nalini is an intern with Digiteye India since May 2020 and a student of journalism at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanisha Jagwani, Intern
Vanisha Jagwani is an intern with Digiteye India since May 2020 and a student of journalism at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune. She can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get in touch with us?
We love to hear from our readers who can easily reach us by any of the following means:
Fact Checks Helpline: 9632830256
Send us forwards and viral messages if you suspect they are not true. We will fact check the message. Mail us at email@example.com or the address below if you wish to request or refer any claim for fact check or any complaints.