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WhatsApp Search Feature Fights Fake News

1 month ago   |   By PC Mag

The social network is piloting a new function that lets users verify forwarded messages via Google.

WhatsApp is making it easier to fact-check viral information. Four months after introducing a forwarding limit on texts, the social network is piloting a new feature that lets users verify forwarded messages via Google. Up-to-date users in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the US ...
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WhatsApp is adding a feature to fact-check shared messages

WhatsApp is adding a feature to fact-check shared messages

1 month ago   |   By Pocket-lint

WhatsApp is making it easier for users to check messages that have been forwarded from others in order to stop the spread of misinformation. Facebook is trialling a new system that will allow users to double-check the validity of messages by simply clicking on the magnifying glass button next to the message in chat. This will then search via a browser allowing you to look the info up on fact check sites on the web. The spread of fake news has been a big problem for Facebook and others in recent times and this latest update is designed to combat that. WhatsApp and WHO made a chatbot alert...
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