WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding To Fight The Spread Of Fake News
WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding To Fight The Spread Of Fake News

We all know very well that the most used instant messaging application of the social network giant Facebook, of course, WhatsApp continues to launch features to fight fake news after 27 people died in India due to rumors spread by the platform. Hence, now according to the latest reports, the most used instant messaging application of the social network giant Facebook, of course, WhatsApp limits message forwarding simply to fight the spread of fake news.

WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding To Fight The Spread Of Fake News

The most used instant messaging application of the social network giant Facebook, of course, WhatsApp continues to launch features to fight fake news after 27 people died in India due to rumors spread by the platform.

As recently, the most used instant messaging application of the social network giant Facebook, of course, WhatsApp began limiting the ability to forward messages in an attempt to prevent fake content from viralizing.

The change has already taken effect worldwide, though WhatsApp is treating it as a “test.” With the update, users can forward a message to a maximum of 20 people or groups at a time. It’s a pretty drastic reduction: until then, everyone could spread content for up to 250 chats at a time.

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The idea is that strong restrictions make it harder for messages to spread quickly within WhatsApp, especially rumors and spam – though it does not end the problem. Because the messaging application has end-to-end encryption, it is difficult to know the source of a rumor or even to filter out misleading information.

In India, “where people send more messages, photos and videos than any other country in the world,” according to WhatsApp, the limit will be only 5 chats at a time. In addition, the feature that allows you to quickly submit content will no longer be available in the country.

In a note, the company says the changes “will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging application.” Other updates to combat disinformation “will continue to be evaluated,” according to the most used instant messaging application of the social network giant Facebook, of course, WhatsApp.

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