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Facebook launches chatbot and news hub in India to fight against misinformation on coronavirus

on Mar 30, 2020 | 0 comments

By Shawn Lim

Facebook has created a Corona Helpdesk Chatbot on its Messenger platform in India to raise awareness, provide authentic and accurate information in order to debunk fake news about coronavirus.

This comes after the Indian government issued an advisory to social media companies to clamp down on the circulation of false information and unverified data on the outbreak, and deployed its own officials to debunk fake news on March 20.

There has been an increase in misinformation and fake news on the coronavirus across platforms since the outbreak was first detected in India.

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Source: The Drum