WhatsApp unveils 'Checkpoint Tipline' to tackle fake news ahead of Lok Sabha polls; users can forward messages for verification - Firstpost

WhatsApp unveils Checkpoint Tipline to tackle fake news ahead of Lok Sabha polls; users can forward messages for verification - Firstpost

  • Launched by PROTO, an India-based media skilling startup, this tipline will help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint - a research project commissioned and technically assisted by WhatsApp," the Facebook-owned company said in a statement.
  • It added that starting Tuesday, people in India can submit misinformation or rumours they receive to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp (+91-9643-000-888).
  • Once a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO's verification centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in the message shared is verified or not.


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