- WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a service for Indians to check the veracity 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.
- In February, a senior WhatsApp executive said parties were trying to use the app in "ways for which it was not intended".
India: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news
2 April 2019 5:25 AM GMT
WhatsApp, with over 200 million users in India, moves to curb misinformation campaign ahead of national elections.