WhatsApp launches India ‘fake news’ service

WhatsApp has launched a service in India to combat fake news.

The introduction of the "checkpoint tipline" (9643-000-888), as it is known, comes ahead of India’s general election.

Users can send in messages, photos and videos that they want verified. They will then be told if it's true, false, disputed or misleading.

WhatsApp has been under scrutiny in India, where misinformation spread via the app has fuelled mob violence.

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