WhatsApp launches new fact-checking service to fight fake news ahead of elections
2 April 2019 11:21 AM GMT
Users can send a message to the Checkpoint Tipline, which will respond by classifying it as true or false, said the company.
- WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a fact-checking service in India to help curb the spread of misinformation ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Reuters reported.
- The internet-based instant messaging platform said in a statement that it has tied up with Indian startup Proto and two other organisations, Dig Deeper Media and Meedan, for the service called Checkpoint Tipline.
- Users can send messages, including images, video and text in English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam.