Aribowo Sasmito is the Co-Founder and Head of Fact Checker Committee MAFINDO (Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia). MAFINDO is an anti-hoax CSO (Civil Society Organization). It began as online grassroot movement since 2015 and later founded as organization on 19th November 2016. MAFINDO has spearheaded many anti hoax initiatives, such as crowdsourced hoax busting, digital literacy education for the public, CekFakta.com, and public campaigns to raise awareness about hoax and its dangers.
His expertise is on fact checking and debunking. He is a Certified Google News Initiative Trainer and also an IVLP 2018 Alumni (International Visitor Leadership Program (http://bit.ly/2F3qPQ5).
Prior to his current position, he had worked as an IT Engineer; System Engineer at Exclusive Networks Indonesia; Network Engineer at VELO Networks (NetToCyber Indonesia), specialising on Network/System/Database Admin.