Fact-checking in Nepal in the time of pandemic

A screenshot from the South Asia Check Website. From exposing the misleading social media photos about the recent wildfires to discrediting COVID-19 hoaxes, the South Asia Check group has been actively challenging the spread of disinformation in Nepal. Officially launched on 9 September 2015, the group is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit initiative committed to battling the circulation of disinformation on social media and other online platforms. In an interview with Global Voices, South Asia Check editor Deepak Adhikari highlighted the importance of fact-checking: There’s a tendency t…

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