Facebook outlines what’s up at WhatsApp

Published: 05th July 2018 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2018 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Taking cognisance of the Indian government's concerns over the misuse of its platform for repeated circulation of provocative content, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday wrote to the IT Ministry, saying the company is horrified by terrible acts of violence.

Measures WhatApp is taking to control spread of misinformation on its platform

Testing a new label in India that highlights when a message has been forwarded versus composed by the sender.

New protections to prevent people from adding others back into groups which they had left, which is a form of misuse.

WhatsApp to start an engagement programme with Indian law enforcement officials.

WhatsApp will work with leading academic experts in India to learn more about the spread of misinformation.

In Mid-May WhatsApp, added new setting that enables administrators to decide who gets to send messages within individual groups.

This will help reduce spread of unwanted messages as well as forwarding of hoaxes.

'Govt, tech firms must fight fake news together'

After it was pulled up over messages triggering lynchings, WhatsApp said fake news can be checked by the government, civil society and tech companies.



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