- WhatsApp launched a hotline on Tuesday allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.
- It comes a day after WhatsApp's parent company Facebook removed hundreds of pages promoting India's ruling and opposition parties for violating rules around spam and "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" online.
- Pictures, video links and texts will be analysed and debunked if untrue in English and four regional languages, the company said in a statement.
Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election | Samaa Digital
3 April 2019 2:25 AM GMT