Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election | Samaa Digital

Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election | Samaa Digital

  • 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.


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