The developers of world’s most favourite instant messaging application WhatsApp tried their level best to stop the spreading of fake news and they also implemented various tools to identify spams. Well, now the company introduces a new feature called fact-checking and it is on the board ahead of the general election in the country.
Everything about Fact-Checking service
The country is inching closer to the election day and everyone is on the hot seat to secure their seats as well as people of the country thinking about the right hands, who can able to manage and secure the country, everything will be decided on April 11th 2019. Well, ahead of the election day, Facebook owned WhatsApp has introduced the new service called fact-checking and this will help users to find the exact information about any news.
With the help of new service, users can able to forward a message to the Checkpoint Tipline, where a team lead by local startup Proto will check it out and mark that message as either “true,” “false,” “misleading,” or “disputed.” These messages will also be used to create a database to study and understand the spread of fake or unwanted information.
Speaking about the Checkpoint Tipline, it currently supports five languages; English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam, and the service will support misinformation spread in the form of text, videos, and images.
Well, this is really a great initiative by the guys behind this instant messaging application and we hope that this service will help the platform as well as the users to identify the fake or unwanted information and the company can able to shrink spams on the board. We would like to hear your thoughts about the new service, do let us know in the comments section below!