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How to identify fake news on WhatsApp

How to identify fake news on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app in the world. Which users use to chat with each other and share personal information. However, these days fake news and misinformation are also being spread rapidly on WhatsApp. However, alerts are made about the spread of fake news from the messaging app.

During the covid era, WhatsApp was full of sending fake news and even then in today’s time, misleading messages are being circulated about urgent issues. In view of this, today we will give you information about how fake news can be recognized.

At least 10 fact-checking organizations in India have tiplines available on WhatsApp so that users can easily check any misleading messages. These tiplines are verified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and can be used to verify potentially misleading content, including photos, videos, and voice recordings. User Check is available in 11 Indian languages ​​including English, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, and Punjabi.

So let’s know how to identify fake news on WhatsApp.

With the help of these tiplines, you can identify fake news

AFP: +91 95999 73984
Boom: +91 77009-06111 / +91 77009-06588
Fact Crescendo: +91 90490 53770
Factly: +91 92470 52470
India Today: +91 7370-007000
Newschecker: +91 99994 99044
Newsmobile: +91 11 7127 9799
Quint WebQoof: +91 96436 51818
The Healthy Indian Project: +91 85078 85079
Vishvas News: +91 92052 70923 / +91 95992 99372

Apart from this, IFCN has a WhatsApp chatbot, which can be helped. It is claimed that it can check messages and information from more than 70 countries around the world.

How to use Fact-Checking Tips?

To use it, you have to save these numbers in your mobile. After this, you can message them and inform them about the information that is being investigated. Please note that you may have to wait for some time for the test.

What are the items required for fact check?

Tiplines for fact-checking on WhatsApp solicit potentially misleading information received from users in the form of photos and videos as well as voice and text messages.

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