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WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders


An Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi. — AFP

An Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi. — AFP

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers July 10 offering “easy tips” to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders spurred by hoaxes shared on its platform. 

The Facebook-owned messaging service has been under immense pressure to curb the spread of misinformation in India after the lynching of more than 20 people accused of child abduction in the last two months. 

   

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