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WhatsApp users spread antivaccine misinformation in India, WSJ reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallApr 15th, 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 encourages users to upgrade to latest version, CNBC reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 14th, 2019

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

How To Activate WhatsApp Payment Feature For Indian Users

The WhatsApp payment feature is now released in India, and it will likely be released to these of the world sooner rather than later. If you’re one of the Indian users lucky en.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 31st, 2018

Can Nipah Spread Through Chicken? Fake WhatsApp Message Circulates in India

The message urges people to not eat chicken because it could carry Nipah, but the virus hasn't been found in chickens......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 6th, 2018

Facebook used less for news as young users turn to WhatsApp, Reuters reports

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 14th, 2018

India asks WhatsApp to stop spread of false messages, Reuters says

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJul 3rd, 2018

WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors led to killings

WhatsApp is working on a new feature to help prevent the spread of hoax messages in India after a spate of lynchings were triggered by rumors shared on the messaging service......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 4th, 2018

WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors lead to killings

WhatsApp has been used to spread rumors that have led to several lynchings in India in recent weeks......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 4th, 2018

India WhatsApp Lynchings Spiral Out of Control

Rumors of child abductions have spread across WhatsApp and led to a series of mob lynchings across India in recent weeks. The government of India has asked the popular messaging service, to take a.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 5th, 2018

WhatsApp is using newspapers to fight fake news in India

WhatsApp is using old media to tackle its misinformation problem in India......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 10th, 2018