IFCN’s chatbot to curb COVID-19 infodemic

  • 17 May, 2020
  • Carlson Wong
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IFCN (International Fact-checking Network-Poynter) launched a chatbot on WhatsApp (Screenshot from IFCN Facebook))

IFCN (International Fact-checking Network-Poynter) launched a chatbot on WhatsApp on May 4 and the public may use the platform to fact check information you have seen or heard. The system will allow you to navigate through translated work of more than 80 fact-checking organizations in the world including articles from Taiwan Fact Check Center. Since the major outbreak of COVID-19 in January 2020, more than 5,000 hoaxes have been debunked by professional fact-checkers all over the world. To use the chatbot, please save the number +1 (727) 2912606 as a contact on WhatsApp messenger and text it “hi” through WhatsApp. 

To find out more about chatbot on WhatsApp, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/factchecknet/photos/a.675312159653563/894117804439663/?type=3&theater 

Taiwan Fact Check Center/WhatsApp chatbot platform

https://tfc-taiwan.org.tw/articles/3793

 

 

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