Manorama Online joins Project Shakti to combat deepfakes in Elections 2024

Manorama Online joins Project Shakti to combat deepfakes in Elections 2024

The Shakti collective helps to identify misleading information including deepfakes on social media

Manorama Online

Mumbai: Manorama Online, the digital version of Malayala Manorama, one of the largest circulated newspapers in India, joins the Shakti: India Election Fact-Checking collective driven by DataLEADS and supported by Google News Initiative to combat fake news in General Elections 2024. The Shakti collective helps to identify misleading information, including deepfakes on social media, to curb the spread of false news during the election period.

Shakti, India Election Fact-Checking Collective, serves as a consortium of major news outlets and prominent fact-checking organizations pan-India, collaborating to enable them to detect online misinformation early, including deepfakes, especially on social media platforms. Various media in regional languages across the country are part of this initiative, which aims for digitally transparent elections.

"As a popular source of news and information, particularly for the Malayali community both within India and abroad, we at Manorama Online are happy to join the Shakti Collective to make our elections free from fake news," said Santhosh George Jacob, Coordinating Editor of Manorama Online.

With a dedicated team for fact-checking, Manorama Online has successfully debunked many fake news stories, both national and regional. Readers can access various crucial fact-checks related to general elections, state elections, and national issues through Malayala Manorama's online fact-checking service. Readers can also verify the authenticity of posts they come across on social media through the Manorama Online Fact Check helpline on WhatsApp at 8129100164. More Fact Checks, including articles from Project Shakti collective, can be read at