Fake news is a hard problem. WhatsApp messages are encrypted, so the app doesn’t know if the forwards my mom and dad received are fake or if they’re indeed authentic.
Verificado seems like a simple and cool solution to this problem. If you forward a message to their number, they do a fact check and tell you if something is true or not. Verificado has already fact-checked over 13k messages in Mexico. They also use WhatsApp statuses (stories) to broadcast the truth behind messages that are spreading like crazy, so more people are aware.
It’d be nice to have something like Verificado for India (as a participant in every family group) 😉