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About the Speaker:
Pratik Sinha (Co-Founder, Alt News):
Pratik Sinha is the co-founder and editor of Alt News. Previously, he’s worked in multiple technology companies as a software engineer with his main focus area being wireless and embedded systems. He’s also a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch, a civil liberties organisation based in Ahmedabad.
Pratik Sinha became interested in exposing fake news when he began working with his activist parents in India. He had followed the rise of fake news as early as 2013 but was moved to start the website after realising the impact of social media in 2016. He quit freelancing as a software engineer in 2016 and founded Alt News the next year.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Pratik Sinha (Co-Founder, Alt News) & Josy Joseph (Founder, Confluence Media) in conversation with Capt. Raghu Raman (Founding CEO NATGRID)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Future of Journalism in a world of misinformation
About the webinar:
We live in a world where misinformation and fake news has been weaponized to form dangerous and divisive narratives, creating an adverse impact in society. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have again witnessed a huge increase in misinformation and the resultant pressure on the government, social media and technology companies to create awareness and find the right solution.
In this webinar, we will be joined by the founders of Alt News and Confluence Media, two organisations that are working towards creating democratised news platforms while functioning in the current environment.