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How to check fake news on WhatsApp

Facebook owned WhatsApp has launched a new fact-checking service in India to curb the fake news. The messaging app has said that it has join hands with an Indian startup, Proto and two other organisations, Dig Deeper Media and Meedan, for the newly launched service called Checkpoint Tipline.

WhatsApp users can send messages, including images, video and text in five languages, which are English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam to check that credibility of the source.

The tip line will classify the messages as true, false, misleading or disputing. To use the service, users need to forward their messages on 919643000888.

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