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H R Venkatesh is the creator of Media Buddhi, a media and information literacy initiative at BOOM. He has researched misinformation during his stint as a John S. Knight Fellow in journalism at Stanford University (2018-19) and as an ICFJ Knight Fellow (2017-18). A journalist, he has been a former founding editor at The Quint, a Senior Anchor at CNN-IBN. Venkatesh is from Bangalore but lives in New Delhi. He has been educated at Bangalore, Symbiosis and Oxford universities.
BOOM is an independent digital journalism initiative with a mission to fight misinformation, explain issues and make the internet safer. BOOM is one of India’s first and leading fact checking website and initiative, committed to provide readers journalistically verified facts.BOOM was the first Indian member of the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) and also the first to partner with Facebook on its Third Party Fact Checking Programme from India.