Engadget: WhatsApp enlists outside help for its fake news problem

Engadget: WhatsApp enlists outside help for its fake news problem. “Over the last two months, misinformation spread through WhatsApp in India has riled up lynch mobs that killed twelve people. After the country’s government sternly criticized the messaging service for its role in the violence, WhatsApp is offering researchers up to $50,000 in grants to study fake news on the platform.”