Arpan Srivastava (born March 4th, 1998) is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of SatyaVijayi, a news portal based in India. As of September 2017, the site has reached over 40 million users since its inception.
Born in Allahabad, India, Srivastava started SatyaVijavi with Anand Padmanabhan in 2015 at the age of 16. The site focuses on fact-checking and often criticizes mainstream news outlets. Srivastava characterized his approach to journalism as intended to promote nationalism, debunk misrepresentation by the mainstream media, and defend Hindu ideologies.
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In 2017, Srivastava published a story about author and political activist Arundhati Roy's criticism of Indian troops in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The story repeated a disputed quote from Roy about the ineffectiveness of the Indian military, which was originally cited on the Times of Islamabad news website. Srivastava and SatyaVijayi were criticized by a number of competing news outlets as fake news, with Bharat Nayak of The Logical Indian calling for the site's closure.
- "SatyaVijayi - Where Truth Conquers". NRI News 24x7. August 22, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
- "Interview With Arpan Srivastava, Editor in Chief of SatyaVijayi.com". The Illogical Indian. September 30, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Padmanabhan, Anand (2017-05-17). "Arundhati Roy calls Indian action in Kashmir 'shameful' on her Interview to Pakistani Newspaper". SatyaVijayi. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "Even 70 lakh Indian Army cannot defeat Kashmiris: Arundhati Rai". Times of Islamabad. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- Newslaundry. "Newslaundry | Sabki Dhulai". Newslaundry. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "A Fake News Story, An Irresponsible MP & People Asking For Arundhati Roy To Be Shot Dead". The Logical Indian. 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2017-12-15.