Who we are:
What we do:
We champion accountability and transparency. We fact-check claims in public interest. We verify claims that people in power and with influence make. We scrutinise viral information, misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms. We also identify misinformation in mainstream media and correct them. We take no sides. We have no partisan or ideological agenda.
We counter the false information ecosystem by publishing accurate, fair, well-sourced, and credible reports. We explain complex issues in easy-to-understand terms so that you can make informed choices. We help voters to make informed decisions.
We support and train people to counter bad information. We engage politicians and elected officials to minimise and respond to misinformation. We do this through sharing resources, organising workshops, learning sessions and discussions around issues such as digital literacy and combating bad information.
We apply five types of ratings to any claims we fact-check. They are:
We may add more ratings in future.
How we fact-check:
We monitor traditional and new media outlets and social media accounts, pages and groups for bad information. We ask some basic questions such as: Is this claim true? Is it misleading? Is it half-truth?
For us, every content on social media—a meme, photo, video, post or combination of all of these—is a claim. Any statement from a public or an elected official, a candidate or a political party leader is a claim. For us, any report that appears in mainstream media is a claim. And, our job is to find out whether that claim stands the test of public scrutiny.
While deciding on what to fact-check, we look for its relevance, impact, reach and public interest. We ask several questions about the claim such as: Will it cause harm if left unchecked? Is it in public interest? How wide has it reached? We don’t fact-check people’s opinions, but do so if an opinion has fact in it.
We publish five types of reports on Nepal Check. They are:
We debunk misinformation and disinformation
We explain difficult-to-understand issues in easy-to-understand ways
We scrutinise parliamentary debates and media reports
We share ideas, knowledge, tools and tips to counter bad information
News and updates
We inform our readers and supporters of our activities
Recent Nepal Check articles:
A TikTok video claiming to show survivors of the January 15, 2023 plane crash in Pokhara went viral. While no one survived the crash, a Nepal Check investigation found that the video was shot late last year in the Philippines.