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Whatsapp To Add Another New Feature To Help Identify Fake News

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg seems to be on his toes these days. Since he acquired Whatsapp, the type and quality of updates released has been quite impressive.

Recently, we discussed a newly introduced feature by Whatsapp that enables group admins to restrict other group members from posting on the group.

 

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The company announced it’s adding labels to forwarded messages to enable users to identify rumours, fake news, and other false information that often spreads via the messaging app.

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With the update, forwarded messages will have a small “forwarded” label at the top, similar to forwarded email messages, indicating the note was originally written by someone other than the person sending.

It may seem like a minor update, but it’s one the company says could help people identify fake news and other types of misinformation. The company in a blog post and I quote “WhatsApp cares deeply about your safety. We encourage you to think before sharing messages that were forwarded”.

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