WhatsApp’s New Restrictions Aim to Stop Fake News & Propaganda

Fake news has become a growing concern. Despite efforts by governments across the globe and people rallying on the social media platforms, there is no stopping fake news.

However, with a recent update, WhatsApp has attempted to stall the ongoing practice. You will only be able to forward a message to 5 different people at a time, down from 20 before the update.

What Caused The Change?

Of course, there’s a kind of innocent gossip as well, like the one you do with your friend regarding a mutually hated acquaintance. It does not look bad, but the other kind that can take people out on roads and cause mob violence is quite worrisome.

After many incidents of mob violence over alleged child abduction or cow slaughter or simple theft in India, WhatsApp has decided to limit the ability to circulate messages.

Source: Pro Pakistan