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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
WhatsApp now limits forwarding of viral messages, forwarded five or more times, to one group at a time, to fight the spread of misinformation   —  Restrictions on frequently forwarded messages intended to disrupt false Covid-19 claims  —  WhatsApp is to impose a strict new limit …
Apr 7, 2020, 4:35 AMIn context
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp announces two initiatives to combat COVID-19 misinformation: an Information Hub in partnership with WHO and others, and a $1M grant to Poynter   —  WhatsApp has long grappled with its platform being used to spread misinformation.  In the latest move, today it announced two initiatives …
Mar 18, 2020, 10:50 AMIn context
Angelica Mari / ZDNet:
WhatsApp says it has banned more than 400,000 accounts between August 15 and October 28, 2018, during Brazil's general election   —  The information was submitted by the messaging app as part of ongoing investigations into the spread of fake news.  —  Messaging app WhatsApp reported banning …
Nov 20, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
PROTO, WhatsApp's Indian partner, says the misinformation “tip line” announced on Tuesday is primarily for research, not to help users who find misinformation   —  One day after WhatsApp launched a tip line to combat misinformation ahead of a general election in India …
Apr 3, 2019, 3:25 PMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
WhatsApp debuts a fact-checking tip line in India to combat fake news, will work with startup Proto to help review text, photos, links, and video sent by users   —  WhatsApp has launched its next weapon in the fight against misinformation on its platform in India: a tip line to which you can send forwards …
Apr 2, 2019, 7:40 AMIn context
Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp says it bans about 2M fake or abusive accounts each month, 75% of them without manual intervention, 20% of them at the time of registration itself   —  WhatsApp today outlined how it is tackling abuse and spread of false information on its instant messaging platform as its largest market …
Feb 6, 2019, 7:40 AMIn context
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Researchers say India's political parties are using armies of volunteers to spread misinformation and hate speech via WhatsApp group chats ahead of elections   —  On Monday, in an effort to stop the spread of fake news, WhatsApp announced that users around the world would only be allowed …
Jan 26, 2019, 5:05 AMIn context
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”   —  BY THE TIME police arrived in the hamlet of Rainpada on July 1, 2018, the village council office was the scene of a massacre.
Dec 15, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Ivan Mehta / The Next Web:
WhatsApp to air three commercials in 10 local languages in India on TV, YouTube, and FB, warning against spreading fake news and the need to verify dubious info   —  WhatsApp has faced a lot of criticism for the way it's handled fake news in India.  In its latest move to battle misinformation …
Dec 3, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
As Facebook promotes its “war room” and efforts to fight interference, a study of disinformation on WhatsApp during Brazil's election shows more could be done   —  Corporation shows off room of engineers, data scientists and other experts but offers reporters few new specifics
Oct 18, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context

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