WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, has collaborated with the social arm of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to bestow digital literacy training to handle the test of deception.
“We are excited to expand our partnerships with civil society to advance crucial digital literacy skills that can help combat misinformation share on WhatsApp,” Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp, said in a statement.
The organization expects to stretch around
100,000 individuals in India and train them to spot false data, give tips and
traps to remain safe on WhatsApp.
The primary bunch of training is expected to start on 27 March in Delhi, which will be trailed by workshops for agents from rural and urban locations.
Both WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation have affirmed that there will prepare workshops for delegates from rural and urban alongside Roadshows over various schools and colleges.
“The use of technology platforms like WhatsApp are inherently meant to foster social good, harmony, and collaboration, but are sadly being used by a small number of miscreants to entice anger and hatred by spreading false and doctored information. Through this partnership with WhatsApp, we hope to enable all of India’s connected citizens to identify a piece of probable fake information while also sensitizing them on the possible impact of its further amplification.” Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said in a statement.
The point of the mission is to lessen the obtrusive sending of unsubstantiated substance that happens significantly through groups, which has added to WhatsApp confronting a great deal of fire for not discovering enough approaches to control such spread of falsehood.