WhatsApp published ads in Indian newspapers to reduce fake news


WhatsApp published full page print ads in main Indian newspapers to handle the spread of fake news in India.

WhatsApp utilized Indian newspapers to tackle the circulation of false information. The main heading of advertisement was “Together We Can Fight False Information”. Here is the official advertisement.

WhatsApp has a large user base in India and the social media application is facing criticism from a few days. Earlier, India requested famous communication app to take steps that can stop the circulation of fake images, videos, and news.

The false mesages circulating in India are making people violent. Recently, a message enforced a mob of 50 to 60 people to beat 2 innocent men. The mob became suspicious due to the fake message which elaborated that some people were going to murder the locals. In addition, the message also revealed that the murderers will then sell their body parts.


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