WhatsApp using the new service on WhatsApp, people all over the world will be able to know easily whether the content they received about COVID-19 is right or not …
WhatsApp has been making all efforts to stop the spread of fake news on its platform for a long time. The Facebook-owned platform has now collaborated with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute, following the frequent forwarded messages launched frequently last month. With this, users will be able to know about the fake message by connecting to the local fact-checker.
For information, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute on Monday introduced a WhatsApp chatbot, specifically designed to combat misleading information during the COVID-19 epidemic.
The network said in a statement that by using IFCN’s bot on WhatsApp, people all over the world will be able to easily know whether the content they received about Kovid-19 is correct or not.
IFCN provides fact check service for users with a worldwide directory of fact-checking organizations. With the help of this mobile country code, it is able to identify the users’ country and then provide them with their nearest fact-checking organizations.
Users can use the IFCN bot for free. To use it, +1 (727) 2912606 must be saved as a phone contact to start the user. After this, they have to send ‘hi’ in it.
IFCN said that this bot is available for free. Initially, it will be available only in English, but soon versions of other languages including Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese will also come.
WhatsApp Forward limit fixed because of COVID-19.
WhatsApp has fixed the limit of sending only Forwarded Messages on a single chat. The app has taken this step to prevent misleading information related to Coronavirus or COVID-19. When a message is forwarded more than five times, two arrows appear on it. WP says that to prevent the spread of forwarded messages and to allow WP to remain a place of private conversation, these messages can be forwarded to one chat at a time.