Fake News: WhatsApp takes help of researchers to combat propaganda


WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are having a tough time battling fake news on the platform and now the messaging platform is taking some outside help.

According to reports, WhatsApp is offering researchers up to USD 50,000 in grants to study fake news on the platform and also find ways to detect problematic content. However, amidst the whole process of analysing content, WhatsApp won’t provide any data and all study results will be owners by the researchers.

Meanwhile, the Assam police have also asked the citizens to use social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp responsibly. Any post that could promote enmity in any group can mean jail for the admin of the group.