A chatbot to combat fake news.

I designed and developed a chatbot for the Indian Government’s Covid-19 Challenge. The outbreak has created an immediate need for efficient communication between the government and the citizens of India and to counter the threat posed by fake news. The  chatbot offers a one-stop solution for all relevant information on the coronavirus outbreak in India. In addition to the features such as Latest News, Testing & Treatment, Language Settings, Travel Information (Zones) and Entertainment, citizens can also report cases and provide feedback.

The bot is also prepared to respond to any query related to the outbreak such as, ‘How do I clean my groceries?’ with the accurate answer (see video below).

With internet penetration as high as 600 million users in India, the bot becomes a great starting point for efficient communications. This chatbot is integrated with Facebook and will be available on WhatsApp in the future.