- WhatsApp launched a hotline on Tuesday, April 2, allowing Indians to flag rumors circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.
- WhatsApp restricted message forwarding in India last year and ran newspaper adverts to counter fake news after a spate of mob killings sparked by hoaxes spread on its messaging service.
- In the lead up to the election, YouTube last month said it would start flagging dubious content in news-related videos in India.
WhatsApp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election
2 April 2019 8:27 AM GMT