- Launched by PROTO, an India-based media skilling startup, this tipline will help create a database of rumors 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 rumors they receive to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp (+91-9643-000-888).
- In its statement on Tuesday, WhatsApp said Dig Deeper Media and Meedan – which have previously worked on misinformation-related projects around the world – are helping PROTO to develop the verification and research frameworks for India.
WhatsApp unveils ‘tipline’ to tackle fake news
2 April 2019 1:27 AM GMT