New Delhi (CNN Business)WhatsApp has a new strategy for tackling misinformation during India’s election: crowdsourcing.
The company is offering its 200 million users in India a new tip line where they can send in messages, pictures or videos they want fact-checked. A “verification center” will respond to the user, indicating whether the information is true, false, misleading or disputed.
The Facebook-owned messaging app has developed the tip line, known as Checkpoint, in partnership with an Indian startup. It will be available in English and four Indian languages — Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam.