Whatsapp Says the amount of material forwarded decreased in the application #Article

Whatsapp Says the amount of material forwarded decreased in the application #Article

WhatsApp has recently imposed limitations on the exchange of messages and has already reported that the dissemination of exchanged messages on the app has been reduced by 70 per cent, which has also resulted in a decline in false news.

According to Whatsapp:

"WhatsApp is committed to doing our part in tackling viral messages. Globally, since the new cap has been set, the number of highly forwarded messages sent to WhatsApp has been decreased by 70 percent. This move helps to keep WhatsApp a place for personal and private conversations."

Whatsapp had reduced forwarding messages for a single message to five times in January, and implemented some more stringent steps earlier this month. In response to the spread of COVID-19-related false news in the app, WhatsApp has started marking highly forwarded messages with double arrows so that users get the impression that they didn't come from close contact. Only one chat can forward such messages at a time.

WhatsApp has a large number of daily users, and especially in developing parts of the world, because of its end-to-end encryption feature, it is much more difficult to regulate and track the information exchanged in chats. And now, as noted, those limitations have had a significant effect.

Several findings identified WhatsApp as the main source of misinformation related to coronavirus. Recently, authorities debunked WhatsApp messages suggesting that "there will be an increase in cases in children" and that "government will begin monitoring phone calls." Such fake messages have diminished but are still out there and therefore strict WhatsApp steps are necessary.

It is applauding to see social media sites take action to prevent the dissemination of misinformation during the pandemic to prevent confusion and curb the spread of the virus.

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