- Our Team
SOSIndia4U, an initiative by FactChecker.in, is a platform where physically verified helplines and information is published. The team verifies every phone number it comes across online, calls up and checks if it is legit and updates it on the system.
The was started during the second wave of COVID_19 in India in April 2021. Social media was flooded with both people asking for help as well as unverified information. Once we started calling up, we found that most of the information out there is wrong. We then expanded and tried to cover as many cities as possible. Our team has been chasing, verifying and sharing leads being circulated on social media so people who need them don’t have to hit dead-ends.
FactChecker.in is India’s first dedicated Fact Check initiative. Since early 2013, we have been scrutinizing and researching for veracity and context, statements made by individuals in public life. As well as picking up on issues where we feel there is a strong need to examine data that is in public domain. We are located in Lower Parel in Mumbai and are registered as a Charitable Trust with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai.
Please note that we have not physically visited the facilities mentioned in the database. We are updating information we have verified by calling up the numbers being circulated online. Owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, there is a possibility of instances where sources shared here might have run out of resources. We are also re-verifying information every few days to check details like stock and availability.