Expert On WhatsApp Launches Factcheck Feature Aimed At Viral Messages

WhatsApp has introduced a feature allowing users to check the contents of viral messages in the latest move to root out disinformation and fake news being spread on the Facebook-owned service. The feature, which is being piloted in six countries including the UK from Tuesday, allows users to perform a Google search on content they have been forwarded to factcheck claims and information.


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Chad Anderson, Research Engineer ,  DomainTools
August 05, 2020
WhatsApp has an estimated 1.5 billion monthly users, and in developing democracies such as India where WhatsApp counts 200m user base.
This is an extremely encouraging development for a company mired by accusations that they have facilitated fake news in developing economies. WhatsApp has an estimated 1.5 billion monthly users, and in developing democracies such as India where WhatsApp counts 200m user base, it has become a substitute of town-square talk. Users in India would have their ‘family’ and ‘friends’ chat groups, ....
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