WhatsApp launches India tip line to curb fake news during Lok Sabha polls 

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2019, 12.13 PM(IST)

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp said in a statement it was working with an Indian startup called Proto that will help to classify messages sent by users as true, false, misleading or disputed

Messaging service WhatsApp, which has over 200 million active users in India, on Tuesday said that it has launched a tip line for Indians to submit rumours and uncertain information, in the latest step to combat false news in India during the national election.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp said in a statement it was working with an Indian startup called Proto that will help to classify messages sent by users as true, false, misleading or disputed, news agency Reuters reported.

India is WhatsApp's biggest market in the world. 

The platform has over 1.5 billion users globally. 

(With inputs from Reuters)

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