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PTI:
WhatsApp rolls out radio campaigns across 46 Hindi stations in India asking users to check the veracity of the information they receive before forwarding   —  NEW DELHI: In a bid to crackdown on spread of fake news on its platform, WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is rolling …
Aug 31, 2018, 9:36 AMIn context
Soutik Biswas / BBC:
To combat fake news on WhatsApp, the South Indian state of Kerala is running 40-minute classes in 150 schools to educate kids in spotting viral hoaxes   —  Mobs have lynched at least 25 people across India after reading false rumours spread on WhatsApp.  Now the authorities in one Indian state …
Aug 20, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Venkat Ananth / The Economic Times:
How WhatsApp is trying to use machine learning and metadata to detect organized spammers and fake users as it battles against fake news   —  On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Jul 24, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp to test limiting the forwarding of messages to 20 chats globally and 5 chats in India in a bid to stop the spread of fake news   —  The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.  —  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes …
Jul 20, 2018, 12:18 AMIn context
Jagmeet Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360:
To combat the spread of fake news on its app, WhatsApp is rolling out “Forwarded” label to indicate when messages have been forwarded to users   —  WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender.
Jul 10, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
A look at changes WhatsApp can make to curb misinformation after violence in India, including making messages private by default and forwarding only by consent   —  With over 200 million users in India, WhatsApp has a massive Fake News and misinformation problem.
Jul 4, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
Mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages continue to sweep India as authorities struggle to combat fake news; five were killed by a rumor-driven mob on Sunday   —  NEW DELHI — Five people were killed by a mob in India on Sunday after rumors spread on social media that they were child traffickers …
Jul 2, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's struggle with differentiating between legitimate political campaigns and disinformation ahead of the Mexican election next week   —  By Elizabeth Dwoskin June 22 Email the author  —  MEXICO CITY — This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife …
Jun 28, 2018, 4:30 AMIn context
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
In latest instance of fake news on WhatsApp begetting lynchings in India, rumors of violence led to mob attacking two men and arrests of some for spreading lies   —  MUMBAI (Reuters) - A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob …
Jun 25, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Verificado 2018, a fact checking service for Mexico's elections, where WhatsApp users send in information to verify and receive individual replies   —  “Instead of using broadcast to spread our debunks, we opted for an individual relationship.”  —  The growing stream of reporting …
Jun 4, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context

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