WHATSAPP LIMITS MESSAGE FORWARDING TO FIGHT AGAINST FAKE NEWS

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Social messaging platform, Whatsapp is now limiting users to forwarding a message to only five times, this action has been taken against to stop spread of fake news.

According to a report of The Verge, So many groups are on social platform spreading fake news and it’s a big problem in all over the world. In Brazil, it became a particularly big issue ahead of the country’s presidential elections in October, as bad voting information, conspiracy theories, and fake stories about candidates spread across the network.

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In July 2018, Whatsapp limited messages to being forwarded 20 times with five time forwarding limit being tested out in India. Even Whatsapp limited to forward a message to five times, but in a group their could be around 256 people, and if somebody forward a single message to five groups than the message could be put in the front of apx. 1300 people.

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