Social Networking Platform Helo collaborates with Alt News to Fight Against Fake News

BY Vishal Malhotra

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New Delhi : India’s leading vernacular sociaI platform Helo, today announced about their partnership with Alt News, a leading non-partisan fact-checking authority, as part of its ongoing fight against fake news.

This partnership involves a series of training sessions conducted by Alt News to equip Helo’s 4 local content moderation team with their proprietary tools and methodology to identify and mitigate the threat of content from unverified sources. The first training session was held earlier this week at the Helo headquarters in Delhi NCR and was conducted by Alt News Co-Founder Pratik Sinha.

This strategic partnership is in line with Helo’s commitment to create a safe environment for the exchange of perspectives and information, given the personalized, localized vernacular content on its platform. Available in 14 vernaculars including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and more, Helo bridges the information gap for Indians nationwide, narrowing the digital divide for the larger population communicating in their mother tongues.

“At Helo, we take issues such as misinformation and fake news very seriously. This is why we’re honoured to partner with Alt News, a renowned fact-checking authority, to ensure that ourplatform continues to be a safe and viable source of the latest news and trending topics,” said Shayamanga Barooah, Head of Content Operations, Helo.

“We are committed to integrating Alt News’ tools and methodology into our world-class content moderation system, which is powered by our advanced machine learning algorithms and supported by a local content moderation team covering the 14 languages that we have on our platform,” he added.

“We’re looking forward to working with Helo in ensuring that Indians nationwide can easily access information through credible sources that also allow them to better express themselves in their native language,” said Pratik Sinha, Co-Founder, Alt News.

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