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

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

  • 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".


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