WhatsApp users will be able to easily detect fake messages related to COVID-19, new service started

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By using the new service on WhatsApp, people all over the world will be able to easily know whether the content they got about Kovid-19 is right or not …

Whatsapp has been making all efforts to stop the spread of fake news on its platform for a long time. The Facebook-owned platform has now collaborated with the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) of the Pointer Institute, following the frequent forwarded messages launched frequently last month. With this, users will be able to know about the fake message by connecting to the local fact checker.

For information, the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) of the Pointer Institute on Monday introduced a WhatsApp chatbot, specifically designed to combat misleading information during the Kovid-19 epidemic.

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Using the IFCN bot on WhatsApp, the network said in a statement that people around the world would be able to easily know whether the content they received about Kovid-19 is correct. IFCN’s bot provides users with a global directory of fact checking organizations Does. 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.

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.

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IFCN said that this bot is available for free. Initially it will be available only in English, but soon versions of other languages ​​including Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese will also come.

WhatsApp Forward limit fixed
WhatsApp has fixed the limit of sending only Forwarded Messages on a single chat. The app has taken this step to prevent misleading information related to Corona virus. When a message is forwarded more than five times, two arrows appear on it. WhatsApp says that these messages can be forwarded to one chat at a time, to prevent the spread of forwarded messages and allow WhatsApp to remain a place of private conversation.

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