WhatsApp tackles the spread of fake news

Messaging app’s move has a spam-proofing upside

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
24th January, 2019

With WhatsApp announcing restrictions on message forwarding, it’s a boon to privacy advocates but also a big cause for cheer amongst ordinary users.

Every time somebody with a hint of fame in this country does something stupid, especially if it involves WhatsApp, the dodgy content seems to make its way to the bulk of users directly. Even if someone isn’t famous and is just faking the death of a mate to get out...

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