WhatsApp launches a tip line in India to battle fake news ahead of national elections

WhatsApp has launched its next weapon in the fight against misinformation on its platform in India: a tip line to which you can send forwards, rumors, and suspicious-sounding messages and have them verified. The tip line is live as of today; if you’d like to give it a try, beam messages over to +919643000888, and reply with ‘1’ when prompted to confirm that you want the previous message you sent to be verified. The move comes ahead of the Indian elections (and just a day after April Fools, nice touch), when misinformation campaigns are rife across the country. Beyond zealous…

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