• WhatsApp fights fake news with Indian newspaper ads - CNET

    9 days ago - By CNET

    The push follows the lynching of five men over fake messages.
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  • Facebook buys ads in Indian newspapers to warn about WhatsApp fakes

    9 days ago - By TechCrunch

    As Twitter finally gets serious about purging fake accounts , and YouTube says it will try to firefight conspiracy theories and fake news flaming across its platform with $25M to fund bona fide journalism , Facebook-owned WhatsApp is grappling with its own fake demons in India, where social media platforms have been used to seed and spread false rumors - fueling mob violence and leading to number of deaths in recent years.
    This week Facebook has taken out full page WhatsApp -branded adverts in Indian newspapers to try to stem the tide of life-threatening digital fakes spreading across...
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  • WhatsApp launches Indian media blitz to dispel fake news woes

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.
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  • WhatsApp begins its difficult battle against fake news in India

    WhatsApp begins its difficult battle against fake news in India

    9 days ago - By The Next Web

    Following a recent string of lynchings across India, largely fueled by misinformation spread via WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service is responding to the government's demands to tackle the issue of fake news and rumors on its platform. RS Prasad, the country's current Union Minister for Law and Justice, and Electronics and Information Technology, called on WhatsApp to focus on security-related aspects of its service last week, as India is its largest market with more than 200 million users. India is one of the biggest markets for Whatsapp having biggest user base in the world...
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