WhatsApp’s New Tipline Isn’t Really a Helpline for Those Looking to Verify News
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The tipline has been launched by an Indian media skilling startup called Proto. marble iphone 11 case
According to Proto, Checkpoint is simply a research project which has been commissioned by WhatsApp, which is also providing all sorts of technical assistance. coque iphone 8 The primary goal of the project is to „study the misinformation phenomenon at scale.”
WhatsApp users can share links, text messages, or photos they think could be fake to a phone number (+91 9643000888). coque iphone xs The automated system asks the user coque samsung galaxy grand prime g5308 if they’d like coque samsung galaxy j5 2016 style to verify the submitted data, and on confirmation responds with, „Thank you, we’ve received and you should hear from us again shortly.”
We shared a number of links and few coque samsung galaxy core prime des minions photos with the Checkpoint tipline, but haven’t received any response yet apart from the automated replies.
Proto says all this data will help the company understand how misinformation is spread on WhatsApp. User submitted data will help identify the various issues, locations, languages, and regions being used while spreading coque iphone 5 disney roi lioncoque rouge apple iphone xr
The startup also makes it very clear that the Checkpoint Tipline is only for gathering data for research and is „not a helpline” that will respond to all of the users’ queries on WhatsApp.
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However, coque samsung galaxy j7 stitch this doesn’t mean that the tipline wouldn’t respond at all. Proto says, on its official website, that the company may verify the „reliability” of the submitted content and choose to respond to a user on WhatsApp with their findings.
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is already under considering amazon coque samsung s3 mini pressure to deal with misinformation in India ahead of the upcoming general elections. coque iphone 8 pas cher Earlier this week, Facebook said it took down 15 pro BJP pages on its platform with millions of followers. The coque samsung a10 leclerc world’s largest social network says it also removed 687 pages and accounts linked with India’s opposition party Congress.