December 6, 2022

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Reuters launches Spanish language fact-checking on WhatsApp

Reuters launched Wednesday two new Spanish-language point-examining channels in partnership with WhatsApp, making it possible for WhatsApp buyers in Mexico and Spanish-talking users in the U.S. to confirm written content with Reuters.

The new Reuters Fact Verify México and Reuters Point Check Spanish U.S. channels join WhatsApp users with correct info from Reuters on prospective misinformation they want to validate.

WhatsApp buyers in the U.S. (+1 646-577-2924) and Mexico (+52 56 2001 8078) can deliver information and facts they would like to verify to Reuters Simple fact Check out and will obtain pertinent Reuters written content to assist them evaluate the accuracy of the details.

The Reuters Reality Test channels will surface simple fact check content tackling misinformation about politics, wellbeing and breaking news situations. The Reuters channels are obtainable 24/7 by means of an automated chatbot.

“As misinformation proceeds to boost globally, the Reuters Simple fact Verify staff continues to be vigilant in its do the job to confirm material and detect fake info being shared. We are deeply committed to cutting down perhaps inaccurate and hazardous misinformation, and it’s a excellent time to be functioning with WhatsApp to harness the ability of messaging applications to hook up Spanish-talking WhatsApp customers with credible details verified by Reuters,” reported Stephanie Burnett, Reuters digital verification editor, in a statement.

Reuters 1st launched its reality-checking initiative in 2020 and now partners with several big technologies platforms on initiatives to combat misinformation, such as fact-examining of social media articles in countries on 4 continents and in 5 languages.