Misinformation on WhatsApp

Objectives
  • Build a scalable system to collect data (including text messages and media like images, videos and audio) from WhatsApp utilizing both crowdsourced suspicious message reports from users and monitoring public groups.
  • To clean, study and analyze the collected data to mine features.
  • To get the data annotated for 'fake or not' and finally train and test a Machine Learning model on it.
  • We plan to implement our ML model into an application users can download into their phones, which would provide them with nudges on the messages they receive in their WhatsApp application, indicating the veracity of the message along with the confidence.
Data Collection
Count of messages
Media Coverage
Team Members