India polls: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news

India polls: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news

  • of information in the messaging platform's latest attempt to combat fake news in India ahead of national elections beginning this month.
  • WhatsApp said in a statement it was working with local startup Proto to classify messages sent to the service by users as true, false, misleading or disputed.
  • The first phase of India's elections is scheduled to begin on April 11, with final results expected on May 23.
  • Reuters received a message on WhatsApp containing false information and forwarded it to the service around 0640 GMT.


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