WhatsApp has collaborated with Pointer Institute’s International Fact Checking Network (IFCN). With this, users will be able to know about the fake message by connecting to the local fact checker.
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For information, the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) of the Pointer Institute introduced a WhatsApp chatbot, specifically designed to combat misleading information during the Kovid-19 pandemic. The network said in a statement Using the IFCN 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.
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IFCN’s bot provides users with a global 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.
How to do a fact check of WhatsApp news
Users can use IFCN bot for free. To use it, +1 (727) 2912606 must be saved as a phone contact to start the WhatsApp user. After this they will have to send ‘hi’ in it.
IFCN said that this bot has been made available for free. Initially it will be available only in English, but soon there will be a version of other languages including Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese.
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