• WhatsApp has a literal road show in India to warn about the spread of fake news

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Fake news spread on WhatsApp has lead to death in India.
    The company has teamed up with local telecom Reliance Jio to send a literal truck full of actors on a 10-city tour in India. The actors perform skits for the public demonstrating how fake news spread on WhatsApp can stir up mob violence, Reuters reports.
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  • WhatsApp fights fake news in India using actors who role-play in public

    WhatsApp fights fake news in India using actors who role-play in public

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The event is part of a major grassroots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered nu...
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