• Friday, August 19, 2022

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WhatsApp Working With India’s Reliance Jio to Curb Fake News Threat

Jio this month gave its customers access to WhatsApp at a time when the messaging service is battling false and incendiary texts and videos circulating on its platform.

By: Radhakrishna N S

Facebook’s WhatsApp is working closely with India’s Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of customers using its cheap internet-enabled phone. Jio this month gave its more than 25 million JioPhone customers, many of them first-time internet users, access to WhatsApp at a time when the messaging service is battling false and incendiary texts and videos circulating on its platform. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, launched JioPhone last year at a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 ($20.60). The device is internet enabled but didn’t…

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