WhatsApp launches ‘tipline’ to tackle rumours ahead of elections

WhatsApp launches ‘tipline’ to tackle rumours ahead of elections

  • Whatsapp on Tuesday launched a 'tipline' in India using which citizens can submit possible rumours and misinformation for verification, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
  • WhatsApp is working with India-based media skilling startup PROTO for the helpline.
  • The response, it added, will indicate if information is classified as true, false, misleading, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available.


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