- 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.
India polls: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news
2 April 2019 4:49 AM GMT