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Rest of World retracts an article criticizing WhatsApp misinformation tip lines in India

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2024
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Last week, the technology site Rest of World published a story on the apparent failings of WhatsApp misinformation “tip lines” in India. These are services that allow Indians to forward potential fake news and get information on its veracity. (We linked to it in our daily newsletter on Tuesday.) Here’s an excerpt: Nearly a billion Indians are expected to vote in the ongoing elections, where misinformation and disinformation are among the biggest threats to the country’s political and social fabric, according to the World Economic Forum. To combat this challenge,...

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