Alt News is a fact-checking website that is committed to debunking misinformation, disinformation and mal-information that we encounter on a daily basis on social media as well as mainstream media.

Fact-checks by Alt News encompass a wide variety of false information including:

  • Political fact-checking: Scrutinising claims made by political parties, leaders and other persons in positions of authority across the political spectrum.
  • Social media rumors: Debunking the misinformation and disinformation that circulates on social media and
  • Mainstream media misinformation and bias: Examining inaccurate or misleading information disseminated by mainstream media, either inadvertently or with an objective of shaping public opinion in favour of a political party.

In addition to fact-checking, Alt News also covers news which the mainstream media often skips or provides inadequate coverage to, such as caste-based atrocities, religious discrimination, labour struggles, farmer struggles etc.

Alt News is independent. We rely on donations and grants to meet our expenses. Our funding is transparent. All the content on the Alt News website, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Content from Facebook, Twitter or any such external platform is governed by their respective platform licenses.

The legal entity behind AltNews.in is a not-for-profit (Section 8) company called Pravda Media Foundation (CIN: U93030GJ2017NPL099435).

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