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Facebook's WhatsApp Debuts Features Meant To Fight Fake News

Posted On: Jul 20, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, but inadvertently it also serves as a venue for the spread of fake news, scams, and misinformation, something that it's now looking to address head-on. The Facebook-owned company has been taking steps to curb this trend and get users to think twice before forwarding messages that might be misleading or false. To this extent, it recently added a “forwarded” label that lets users know when a message has been forwarded rather than composed by the sender themselves. Taking things to the next level, WhatsApp has now announced additional steps in this direction.
One of the easiest ways to get a message across as many people as possible is to mass-forward it, sending it to numerous groups at a time. As part of its latest effort, WhatsApp is now imposing limits on how many groups you can target with one message. Worldwide, users will have a limit of 20 groups to which they can send a single message. In India, however, the spread of misinformation...

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