April 2, 2019 / 6:33 AM / 3 months ago

WhatsApp launches India tip line to curb fake news during polls

MUMBAI, April 2 (Reuters) - WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has launched a tip line for Indians to submit rumours and uncertain information, in the latest step by the messaging service 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. (Reporting by Sai Sachin Ravikumar Editing by Euan Rocha)

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