WhatsApp Creates a New Chatbot to Combat Misinformation #Article

WhatsApp Creates a New Chatbot to Combat Misinformation #Article


When it came to spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, WhatsApp had become a major platform and because of its end-to-end encryption, keeping track of sources of misinformation was even more difficult.But by launching various tools and setting new limits on message forwarding, the platform has made the effort to curb false information pretty well. WhatsApp has partnered with Poynter this week, and launched a fact-checking chatbot. It will have answers in just a few seconds on more than 4,000 hoaxes.

The chatbot will be carrying information given in more than 70 countries by 100 independent fact-checkers above. So if you are in doubt about COVID-19-related news, you can enter it in the chatbot and it will inform you about the truth in no time, this will significantly help slow down and eliminate the spread of any fake updates.WhatsApp is home to millions of users worldwide and has raised a great deal of concern in this regard due to its widespread usage particularly in developing regions. So it's crucial that WhatsApp fix fake news in every way it can.


Giving people accurate and latest updates to combat the outbreak is crucial. People need to know how to act and what measures they should take to control the spread. The more erroneous messages spread, the more devastating the result will be.Save the phone number +1(727) 2912606 to use the chatbot, and give it a 'hello' message. It currently operates in English but in the coming days, it is expected to support Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.

WhatsApp Creates a New Chatbot to Combat Misinformation #Article WhatsApp Creates a New Chatbot to Combat Misinformation #Article Reviewed by Younglistan.com on May 13, 2020 Rating: 5

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