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WhatsApp & NASSCOM Team up for Digital Literacy in India Before General Elections 2019

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WhatsApp and NASSCOM foundation have joined hands in India and have announced their partnership to grant digital literacy training before the General Elections 2019 to fight misinformation share on WhatsApp. This training will be helping and educate people around India to check and verify the facts before forwarding a message. In the recent past there are many hatred and false information have been shared on WhatsApp by few miscreants and this has to be stopped.

According to the agreement by both the parties, the partnership aims to reach around 100,000 Indians with training to spit false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp. Moreover, there is also a curriculum that has been created which will encourage people to be mindful about forwarding rumors. This training will be including real-world anecdotes and tools that can verify a forward message and actions.

Furthermore, the uses can report problematic message to facts checker and Law Enforcement. This curriculum will be disseminated on multiple regional languages to address the diversity of India. The first training is scheduled to held on 27th of March, 2019 in Delhi with volunteers which will be followed by many more planned interventions. There will be training workshops for representatives from rural and urban along with roadshows across many colleges.

NASSCOM Foundation will also deploy its large volunteer base to launch the “Each One Teach Three” campaign which will make one volunteer to share their learning with three others so that they can spread the awareness and become a part of the national movement to create a supportive ecosystem. You can also participate and register from the source given below and stop spreading false information on WhatsApp. Comment in the section below if you have more queries on the same and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more similar news and updates.

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