WHO (world health organization) has launched a chatbox which will answer all the questions of the users about the pandemic. When users text “hi” to the new WHO Health Alert (+41 79 893 1892), the service will respond with a series of prompts, the latest data, and a few emojis. In addition to fighting misinformation on the platform, this could also help government decision-makers find the latest numbers and situation reports, WhatsApp says.
They have unveiled a coronavirus fast checking hub in partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, and the United Nations Development Programme. This has been done to share the latest news and advice related to covid-19. The chatbot will go one step further and let users ask questions directly. Also, WhatsApp is donating $1 million to support fact-checking organizations.
WhatsApp will likely play an important role in the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, it is a positive one.