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WhatsApp users spread antivaccine misinformation in India, WSJ reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallApr 15th, 2019

WhatsApp is trying to clamp down on viral misinformation with a messaging limit

To clamp down on the spread of rumors, WhatsApp is restricting message forwards to five times for users after testing in India indicated it was effective......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 22nd, 2019

Facebook uses newspaper ads to warn WhatsApp users about fake news

The devastating consequences of fake news are apparent around the world, but in recent times India has felt them most keenly, with the spread of misinformation resulting in the deaths of 12 people in the last two months. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 10th, 2018

WhatsApp is trying to clamp down on viral misinformation with a messaging limit

At least two dozen people in India have been killed in violent mobs incited by rumors on the global messaging service, which has 1.5 billion users......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 22nd, 2019

WhatsApp to limit forwarding to stop deadly hoaxes

The spread of viral hoaxes on WhatsApp is being blamed for mob violence and lynchings in India. CNN's Nikhil Kumar reports......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp to Limit Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service is making it harder for users to forward content after the spread of rumors on the app led to mob violence and the killing of more than 20 people in India......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp to Limit Message Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service is making it harder for users to forward content after the spread of rumors on the app led to mob violence and the killing of more than 20 people in India......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 20th, 2018

India threatens WhatsApp with legal action after hoaxes on the app led to lynchings (FB)

Aaron Bernstein/Reuters The Indian government is threatening to take legal action against WhatsApp following a string of lynchings sparked by hoaxes and misinformation spread virally through the app.  There have been at least 20 lync.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 19th, 2018

Mob Lynches Men Over False Child Kidnapping Rumors Spread on WhatsApp

Users are sharing pictures of dead children in Syria and Myanmar and claiming they were taken in India......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 11th, 2018

German WhatsApp users spread Nazi propaganda on platform, BuzzFeed says

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallApr 18th, 2019

Twitter Reports Decline in Abusive Content and Promises New Rules to Combat Bad Actors

But a social media expert says the spread of misinformation online is still on the rise. Twitter says .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 16th, 2019

WhatsApp now lets you control who can add you to groups

Another feature to stop the spread of misinformation.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 3rd, 2019

WhatsApp may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in, IANS reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallFeb 6th, 2019

Facebook"s WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards, Reuters reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJan 21st, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Facebook’s WhatsApp limits ability to forward messages in fake-news crackdown

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp is limiting users’ ability to forward messages across the platform, after criticism it has been used to spread misinformation and rumors, and sometimes stoke violence......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 21st, 2019

WhatsApp limits number of people you can forward messages to in effort to reduce rumors, fake news

The popular text messaging service WhatsApp is limiting how widely users can share messages in an effort to reduce the spread of false info.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 21st, 2019

WhatsApp gearing up to fight India"s encryption crackdown, FT reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJan 17th, 2019

Facebook"s WhatsApp to crack down on fake messages in India, Reuters reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallAug 21st, 2018

WhatsApp Has a New Plan for Fighting Its Lethal Fake News Problem

WhatsApp has a particular problem in India, where misinformation has led to lynchings. A few years ago, WhatsApp started letting people forward messages to multiple groups at once. Now, facing serious problems with the spr.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp is adding new restrictions as killings continue in India

WhatsApp is restricting the ability of users worldwide to forward messages as viral hoaxes on its platform continue to be blamed for a spate of mob violence in India......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp is adding new restrictions again as killings continue in India

WhatsApp is restricting the ability of users worldwide to forward messages as viral hoaxes on its platform continue to be blamed for a spate of mob violence in India......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 20th, 2018