Egypt launches WhatsApp hotline for reporting fake news

Egypt announced its WhatsApp hotline for fake news on March 12.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: To curb fake news, Egypt has announced a new hotline for citizens that will run on WhatsApp and will allow them to report news that aims to “to endanger the nations security or public interests”. The next Web reported that Egypt’s citizens can report any of the fabricated news violations by sending messages to the General Prosecution office via the WhatsApp hotline.

Reports coming from Egypt were that the committee has agreed to its article seven, which regulates the blocking of websites based inside and outside of the country. Many people continue to criticize Egypt’s stance regarding news websites saying it amounts to media censorship.

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