Whatsapp Launches Checkpoint Tipline service in India to curb fake news
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform on Tuesday launched a service in India where People will be able to submit misinformation or rumors to the 'Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp' at +91-9643-000-888.
Launched by 'PROTO', a media-skilling startup, the 'tipline' will create a database of rumors which will help to study misinformation during elections.
How does the verification work?
When a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the 'tipline', PROTO's verification center will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made is verified or not.
In simple words, WhatsApp users can submit all the information received through the messaging platform that they are uncertain about to the ‘Tipline’ on WhatsApp (+91-9643-000-888).
The verification center, in turn, will be able to review rumors in the form of pictures, video links or text. Apart from English, it will cover four regional languages - Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and Malayalam.