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WhatsApp stops hoaxes: viral message forwarding has fallen by 70% after the new measures

TOPICS: coronavirus, fake news, hoaxes, viral messages, WhatsApp

The limitations on message forwarding activated by WhatsApp in early April to stop the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation have taken effect. In a statement, the company said that the spread of “highly forwarded” messages through the platform has dropped by 70% globally over the past few weeks. The 70% of messages that have stopped being […]

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TOPICS: coronavirus, fake news, hoaxes, viral messages, WhatsApp

The limitations on message forwarding activated by WhatsApp in early April to stop the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation have taken effect. In a statement, the company said that the spread of “highly forwarded” messages through the platform has dropped by 70% globally over the past few weeks. The 70% of messages that have stopped being […]

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