WhatsApp test highlights regularly forwarded messages to curb fake news

It’s not specific if or when this will reach the standard WhatsApp releases, although its existence in the beta program recommends it’s largely a matter of time.

The messaging giant is definitely under pressure to act. Critics have blamed phony news on WhatsApp for spurring lynchings and other violence in India, and Facebook has presumed as to run paper advertisements and hire dedicated personnel to keep a cover on false information. If WhatsApp can call out questionable messages through methods like this, it might not need to turn to extreme steps in the future.

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