International Fact-Checking Network Chatbot Rolls Out Globally on WhatsApp

It debuted in English, with Hindi and Spanish to follow soon

Fact-checkers from 74 countries have identified over 4,000 coronavirus-related hoaxes Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network rolled out a chatbot on WhatsApp Monday to connect the Facebook-owned messaging application’s 2 billion-plus users with over 80 fact-checking organizations worldwide and determine whether content related to Covid-19 has been rated as false. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.