This is the age of fake news and post-truths. Hence it is imperative that you fact-check before you believe. This fact-checking app by the Indian fact-checking website, Alt News, fact-checks misinformation viral on social media platforms in India.
The app will allow you to look-up images and videos against the database of stories that have already been fact-checked by Alt News and get instant fact-checks. For images/videos that have not been fact-checked yet, you’ll get notifications as and when they get fact-checked.
The fact-checks are prioritised based on the potential negative impact of the fake news. Frivolous content including viral memes, bollywood gossip and funny videos are just ignored since they do not have any major impact.
Now, don’t fall prey to Whatsapp University messages – fact-check before you accept and forward!