Fake news are spreading more and more due to natural human behaviours facing state control, chaos and death or just misunderstanding situations. In such cases we see an increase in people sharing unchecked materials without responsibilities. But when a leader, or a chief of state, uses it, for thier political reasons - the impact can be huge on public health.
People tend to trust or mis-trust authorities automatically and as a result get out of home to streets without wearing masks believing “it’s just a small flu” as mentioned by him in national tv and many others fake spreads.
The first idea was really to check submitted messages associated to bolsonaro but when we started talking to team members we see that a lot of other presidents,chief of state and politics from other countries does the same of bolsonaro to share fake news so we decided to go worldwide.
We are aware of the duality present in fake news that some find it cool to check messages but others can associate to control messages in terms of machine learning cannot understand text and its message, and it can cause more censorship then real check.
Since Whatsapp is very popular in Brazil, we decided to make the fact checking more visible in this platforms. Thanks to Mr.s Prya a hackfromhome participant from another team, saved us a lot of work by showing us that whatsApp and Telegram has already fact agencies registered in their system.
To give this visibility,and practicality we want this to be easily done by putting the fact checker icon (detective) right next to the stickers selection:
Everything will be done inside the platform no need of external links, chat bots, just select the message, click on agency you want, the result return with FAKE or TRUE according to each agency response message.
The idea is to stop the range they can affect...because if you or me share a fake news, we wont get a wide range, but if there is a politician name,a symbol, something that associates the name of the minister of health (for example) to it, then it gains more importance, if one guy pulls the informationto bolsofake checker, and flag that content, then it would continue to spread but with a flag on it that said the message could be fake. according to the fact agencies criterias.
We sure cannot create this because whatsApp is not an open app like some others so we suggested give this idea to WhatsApp and Telegram Team...the main point here is...give visibility and make it easier to ppl from all ages KNOW that there is inside these apps, such agencies that can do it for you easily in the way we suggest for more praticality.
Prevention, Prevention and Prevention.
Without as many fake news spreading on, we can easily prevent people of getting harm because of misinformation.
- Web Development, UX and php
Reno Dourado firstname.lastname@example.org
- Team leader
- Social worker and
Jin I. skype moonshot191
- Senior full stack developer with
6+ years experience in web
Érico T. email@example.com
- Graphic designer Senior
- Law Student