A vernacular social platform, Helo, has declared its alliance with Alt News to control the dispersion of false reports on its interface. Alt News is an information-validating channel that has begun a chain of training episodes for local content moderators, assisting them with methodology and tools essential to recognize fake news. The initial training episode by Alt News was accomplished by Pratik Sinha, the Alt News Co-Founder, at the Helo headquarters, Delhi NCR, earlier this week.
In a press statement, Helo’s Head of Content Operations, Shayamanga Barooah, said, “At Helo, we take problems such as fake news and misinformation very gravely. This is why we are credited to associate with Alt News, a famous fact-checking platform, to assure that our platform carries on to be a viable and safe resource of the trending topics and most recent news.”
Helo app is accessible on App Store for iOS as well as on Play Store for Android and it asserts to have a monthly active user base of 25 Million in India. It is obtainable in 14 vernacular languages comprising Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil.
Launched this year in June, the Artificial Intelligence-supported visual platform enables the users to share top Bollywood news, trending jokes, memes, and much more within the application as well as o famous social media such as WhatsApp. Its privacy features have alternatives to select whether others can share or comment on a user’s content.
Likewise, WhatsApp—which is comparatively in the core of debates with reference to fake news pertaining to several domains—now has apparently surfaced with ads in mainstream media in an attempt to instruct users on the vagaries of fake content. There have been several ads in numerous regional media in India over the last week aimed at WhatsApp users asking them to cautiously scrutinize message content prior to sending them to other receivers.
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