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 placed restrictions on the exchanging of messages and has already announced a 70 per cent decrease in the transmission of exchanged messages on the app, which has also contributed to a drop in fake news.

Whatsapp states:

"WhatsApp is committed to doing our part in combating viral messages. Globally, since the new cap has been set, the number of widely distributed messages sent to WhatsApp has been decreased by 70 per cent. This change helps to keep WhatsApp a place for personal and private communication."

In January, Whatsapp had limited forwarding messages to five times for a single post, and introduced several more stringent measures earlier this month. In response to the spread of COVID-19-related false news in the app, WhatsApp has begun to label strongly forwarded messages with double arrows so that users get the idea they didn't come from close touch. These messages can only be forwarded one conversation at a time.

WhatsApp has a huge number of regular users, and the information exchanged in chats is much harder to control and monitor due to its end-to - end encryption feature, particularly in developing parts of the world. And now, as noted, those limitations have had a significant effect.

Several studies have established WhatsApp as the principal source of coronavirus-related misinformation. Recently, authorities debunked WhatsApp messages indicating that "there will be an rise in children's incidents" and that "government should start tracking phone calls." These fake messages have diminished but are still out there and thus strict WhatsApp measures are required.

It is applauding to see social networking platforms taking steps to avoid misinformation spreading during the pandemic in order to prevent misunderstanding and curb the spread of the virus.

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