WhatsApp unveils ‘tipline’ to tackle fake news

WhatsApp unveils ‘tipline’ to tackle fake news

  • 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.


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