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WhatsApp launches Indian media blitz to dispel fake news woes

Reuters  |  MUMBAI 

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.Beatings and deaths triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp's biggest market with more than 200 million users, caused a public relations nightmare, sparking calls from authorities for immediate action."Together we can fight false information," read full-page advertisements in some top English language-newspapers, part of a series ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 22:32 IST