During this pandemic, COVID-19 related misinformation is being shared widely around the world. The impact of misinformation on Nepali society is dangerous.
Meanwhile, the New York-based popular Nepali news media Khasokhas has launched ‘Covid-19 Fact Check’ to tackle the spread of misinformation and disinformation online. Their effort to combat fraud and misinformation about the virus is popular among Nepali communities in Nepal and the USA.
Khasokhas is the first Nepali media to start ‘Covid-19 Fact-Checking’ to fight against rumors spreading around, working with health experts for evidence-based and scientific coverage. Till now, the ‘Fact check’ section continues to be trendy among the Nepali community.
Khasokhas not only informs the people, but it also plays an essential role in raising public awareness. Passing the fact check news by communicating the correct information more strongly won the people’s hearts.
The role played by Khasokhas during this nightmare period is unforgettable because every piece of news carries as a hope of life. The South Asian community, especially the Nepali-speaking people, has been helped very much because some media spread false news to the public; however, Khasokhas checks the facts to find accurate news on their ‘Fact check’ platform.
Khasokhas is the most popular Nepali news media in New York and Nepal. Khasokhas is the #1 Nepali news portal in the USA and among the top 50 in Nepal, according to Alexa rankings. Khasokhas is among the top 50 ‘Digital First Responders’ list in a select database of immigrant media innovators compiled by the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY). Khasokhas has been selected as New York’s top 4 immigrant media outlets in the USA.