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WhatsApp’s label for forwarded messages won’t be enough to battle fake news

Continuing its mission to help fight the spread of misinformation on its platform, WhatsApp is introducing a label to help identify forwarded messages. Basically, if a message wasn’t composed by the sender in your conversation, it’ll have a ‘forwarded’ label at the top. That’s a start in the war against fake news. WhatsApp came under fire after a string of lynchings took place across India owing to misleading messages spread through the service. The government called on the company to address this issue in its largest user base in the world, and this is one of the steps it’s taking… …read more