Certificate Course in Fact-checking & Verification

Mathrubhumi Media School is proud to introduce an online Certificate Course in Fact-Checking. This course will expose you to time-saving methods to verify the authenticity and accuracy of text, images, videos, and reports that you find in social media and elsewhere.

Fact-checking is a process that seeks to verify data and information, in order to identify their accuracy and correctness. Fact-checking can be conducted before or after the content is published or disseminated.

During the tenure of the course, you will be made familiar to Google Reverse Image Search, Yandex, Tin Eye, YouTube Data Viewer, EXIF Data Viewer and Open Search. You will also learn about Forensically, which is a set of tools for digital image forensics. It includes clone detection, error level analysis, meta data extraction and more.

By the end of this online certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Define different types of misinformation, from memes to deepfakes.
  • Identify and consume online news responsibly, especially political and pandemic news.
  • Fact-check any information using the professional tools and techniques taught to you.

Job Prospects: Fact-checkers often work in the research departments of magazines, Social media or for television news shows. They go over each story meticulously to confirm all the facts contained within it.

This Certificate Course enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in fact checking and verification, which will open doors to more employment opportunities.

Course duration: Eight Days (8x2 = 16 hours.)
Course Fee: Rs. 9,600/-only
Platform of instruction: Zoom
Classes will start on:23 May 2022
Class time:7.00 pm to 9 pm
Registration last date:22 May 2022, 4 pm
Course Content:
  • What is Misinformation and Disinformation?
  • Case studies | From the latest fake news penetration in India
  • Common sense matters! Sensing the fake news
  • Searching for the facts: Open Search Method
  • Practical Modules
    • Google Reverse Image Search
    • Yandex
    • Tin Eye
    • YouTube Data Viewer
    • Forensically
    • Social Media and Misinformation and Disinformation
    • Writing Fact-Checked stories
  • Finalisation of Final Project
  • Presentation of Final Project

After the successful completion of the course, you will be issued an online certificate from Mathrubhumi Media School.