China launches new app to combat online misinformation

The Cyberspace Administration of China and state news agency Xinhua has launched a new app to combat online misinformation. Called the United Rumour Debunking Platform, the platform is a part of a broader campaign to address the online misinformation in China. This app and other programmes that will run within some major Chinese apps like WeChat and Baidu, will enable users to quickly fact-check online rumours. It will also allow the users to report online misinformation.