whatsapp is going to add its new feature to India for reporting fake news called ‘Checkpoint Tipline’
About ‘checkpoint tipline’
Facebook owned ‘whatsapp’ has been making changes and adding features to its messaging platform recently. Today, whatsapp has introduced a nifty feature for india called ‘Checkpoint tipline’ to tackle fake news.
This feature has been launched to understand and respond to misinformation during elections in india
Fake news has been circulating all over the internet and stirring tensions among people.
People forward messages that they receives in Whatsapp without verifying its authenticity.
In order to curb this, Whatsapp has launched a new feature called ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ which allows users to report the suspicious messages that they receive.
This initiative has been launched by PROTO, an indian-based media skilling startup and technically assisted by Whatsapp
How ‘checkpoint Tipline’ works?
- People in india can submit uncertain information or rumors they have received to the Checkpoint Tipline on whatsapp +91-9643000888
- When the users shares the suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO’s verification center will seek to respond and inform the users if the clainmade in whatsapp shared is verified or not.
- This response will indicate if the information is classified as true, face, misleadind, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available.
- ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ will cover four regional languages including Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and , Malayalam, other than English