Thursday, 9 August 2018

Double check facts of forwarded messages - WhatsApp

Most used Messaging app, WhatsApp has now launched educational videos in India asking users to "double check" facts before sharing messages as the company is facing criticism over the circulation of fake news.

Whatsapp has said
" WhatsApp is expanding its user education campaign on how to spot fake news and hoaxes. This week, WhatsApp is publishing a new video that explains the importance of the "forward" label and calls users to double check the facts when they are not sure who created the original message"

DoT-  Department of Telecom had earlier sent two notices to the firm asking it to take concrete steps to check to spread of fake news and warned that it will treat the messaging platform as ‘abettor’ of rumour propagation and legal consequences will fo...

To fight against fake news, WhatsApp has also said that it is building an India-based team and that it believes the challenge of mob violence requires government, civil society, and technology companies to work together.

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