WhatsApp: Asian Innovators Fight Fake News as Tech Giants Fall Short

WhatsApp rolled out measures in 2018 to rein in messages forwarded by  users, after rumours spread on the messaging service led to several  killings in India.

It also removed the quick-forward button next to media messages.

Fed up with the constant stream of fake news on her family WhatsApp group chats in India.

Ranging from a water crisis in South Africa to rumours around a Bollywood actor's death - Tarunima Prabhakar

Co-founder of India-based technology firm Tattle, archived content from fact-checking sites and news outlets.

And used machine learning to automate the verification process.

Many initiatives across Asia are tackling online misinformation

Hate speech in local languages, using technologies such as artificial intelligence