Google India Adds 5 New Languages ​​to Its Scribe Training Network

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Tech giant Google on Tuesday expanded its News Initiative training network to include five new languages: Punjabi, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia and Malayalam.

Google also launched the Fact-Check Academy in partnership with DataLeads, the tech giant said in a statement.

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About 100 new trainers have been inducted to help newsrooms and journalists build their capacity to tackle climate misinformation and verify misleading data and claims that include fake numbers, he added.

The Google News Initiative India training network was launched in 2018 and together with the DataLeads, this network has over 39,000 journalists, media educators, fact checkers and journalism students from over 2,300 newsrooms and media colleges in at least 10 languages.

The Network helps journalists and newsrooms gain the digital skills they need to verify and counter online misinformation.

“This four-year journey wouldn’t have been half as special without the passion, commitment and collaborative spirit of the network’s trainers – 239 journalists, fact checkers and media educators from different newsrooms and colleges who came forward to take on this challenge and shared their learning with other members of the ecosystem. Google India says.

The tech giant is also inviting journalists, a journalism professor and fact-checkers for the Fact-Check Academy to help the media fight misinformation by learning skills and fact-checking techniques from experts. During the 3-day train-the-trainer boot camp, scheduled for August, selected candidates will hone their verification and training skills. The deadline to apply is July 30, Google said.

–IANS

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