WhatApp’s using street theater to fight fake news in India

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After facing backlash about fake news in India, WhatsApp is now trying to spread awareness about misinformation. The company is doing an actual roadshow with skits and songs to convey their message to the locals.

The company has teamed up with Reliance Jio – a telecom company and phone maker  – for this initiative. Reliance Jio recently announced that WhatsApp is now available to more than 25 million people using KaiOS-based the JioPhone priced at $20.

The roadshow will stop in ten cities, and is aimed at instructing people on how to install WhatsApp on these phones and how to identify fake news in the chat app.

“Our goal is to drive one of the largest coordinated public education efforts on


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