Jagran New Media is delighted to share that Vishvas News (Its Fact Checking Unit) has started Fact Checking Chatbot on WhatsApp.
It allows the common people to interact with Vishvas News and easily check whether any viral information is true, false or misleading. At present, Vishvas News Fact Check Chatbot is available in Hindi and English languages. It will be available in other Indic languages soon.
Vishvas News Fact Check Chatbot is 100% free to use. The users should save +91 - 9599299372 as a WhatsApp Contact Number and text 'Hi' or 'Namaste' (type in Hindi) to get further communication from the chatbot. Alternatively, the users can click at https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=919599299372 to start the communication. The bot has a very simple, short, and numerical menu in both Hindi and English languages. Users will only need to text numbers to navigate through it.
Talking about the initiatives, Rajesh Upadhyay - Editor In Chief- Jagran New Media, said, “Many people around the world have lost their lives due to the flow of misinformation. The biggest concern is that misinformation is easily accessible and it reaches you effortlessly. A slight omission in a piece of information can turn it into a disaster. Therefore, fact checking of unverified information in timely manner is the necessity of the hour. To fight this menace, Vishvas News has now brought the Fact Check Chatbot on WhatsApp. I will request the WhatsApp users to connect and communicate with the bot to quickly know the Real TRUTH behind any viral or fake news.”
About Vishvas News
VISHVAS.NEWS is one India's one of the premium fact-checking websites with a team of trained and certified fact checkers. Vishvas.News is committed to debunk fake news and misinformation viral on social media platforms and over the Internet. Vishvas.News does fact checking primarily in Hindi and English and also in 9 other Indic languages like Punjabi, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Gujarati.
Vishvas.News is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), and ranked among selected prestigious global and certified fact checking portals on the IFCN website. Users can log on to https://www.vishvasnews.com/ to read fact checked stories in Hindi, English and 9 other Indic languages.
Vishvas News is the fact checking unit of Jagran New Media (JNM). JNM caters to over 100 MN users* and is growing.
(*Source: Comscore MMX-Multiplatform June'20, News-Information Category)