About Fact Hunt

Fact Hunt is a social platform to tackle fake news. You can connect with other users to share and discuss any trending topics, controversial news and stories. It is India’s most unbiased fact checking website and committed to burst any fake news shared by any media. It is a unique platform which brings both side of the story on the same table. Our debate section shows the stand of both left and right wing on any trending and controversial stories. Unlike any other fact checking website, we are managed by our community members thus getting rid of the biases of central authority.

Legal

Fact Hunt is under Fact Hunt Media Pvt Ltd which is a registered company in India.

Our Mission

To Solve the problem of fake news with the help of latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and block chain.

How it works?

1. Select a claim to verify facts

We monitor news websites and social media like facebook and twitter. our readers can send us messages or tag us on facebook and twitter to check facts about the news that are going viral. We select the claim for verification if it is newsworthy. Also, there is an option for users submit any topic on our website and apps for fact checking.

2. Choosing between discussion and post

Once the story is selected, we try to figure out if the story can have two sides or the story can have two different versions. If we are convinced that story can have two different versions then we post it as discussion on our platform and present the both sides of the story by dividing it into left wing and right wing. If our readers are not convinced with our responses then then can add their own version. We promise we will never remove any responses as long as it is related to the story.

However if we find that story is straightforward and debate is not required to present neutral view on the story then we post it as an article on our platform.

3. Look for evidence and data in favour or against any story or claim

We search for all publicly available resources on the story. We search for data on social media, news websites, government databases and other trustworthy sources.

4. Community driven approach to solve the problem of fake news (correction policy)

If any user find anything wrong on our platform then they can submit their version of the story on our platform. Any user can post an article on our website or start a debate to counter fake news. The articles submitted by users are verified and edited by our editors. Alternatively, if you find anything wrong in our content, you can reach out to us through social media or submit a comment on the article.

4. Credibility Score (CDS) to news websites

We also give ratings to news websites based on accuracy of their news. Rating process is completely community driven. CDS stands for Credibility Score. When a new profile is added their credibility score is 10 by default. Whenever a new report is submitted about them and verified by our moderators, certain value based on veracity of the claim is deducted from their CDS.

Our super team

Neel Kamal
Founder and Chief Editor
BIT Mesra (2009-13)
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Shashank Singh
Co-Founder
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Anubha Pandey
Associate Reporter
Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication

Funding Transparency

We haven't raised any fund from external sources till now (Oct 2019). Fact Hunt is bootstrapped with initial funding of INR 2.5 Lakh from the Founder.

We rely heavily on donations from our readers and patrons:

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Contact Us

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Write an email to us at facthunt.in [at]gmail dot com

Correction Policy

You can reach out to us if you find any issue with our articles. We typically rectify the error within 24 hours and adds a note at the bottom of the article.