WhatsApp launches new fact-checking service to fight fake news ahead of elections

WhatsApp launches new fact-checking service to fight fake news ahead of elections

  • 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.


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