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WhatsApp, Reliance Jio to start educational campaign across India to fight 'fake news'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 05 Oct 2018, 04:42:04 PM
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New Delhi:

WhatsApp and Reliance Jio will start an educational campaign across India to teach people how use the messaging app on JioPhone to connect with friends and family in a “simple, secure, and reliable way”.

According to a statement by WhatsApp, the campaign will begin from October 9 and there will be events at each city.

In recent times, WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, received warnings from the Indian government over “fake news” and false information which are being circulated on its messaging platform.

Since last year, incidents of mob violence and lynching over fake news have increased manifold.

WhatsApp and Reliance Jio have also developed video tutorials and informative leaflets which are available online and in Jio Stores in 11 Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 05 Oct 2018, 04:41:47 PM