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Facebook’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb rumors

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors,” company executives said Monday.

WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion users, has been trying to find ways to stop misuse of the app, following global concern that the platform was being used to spread fake news, manipulated photos, videos without context and audio hoaxes, with no way to monitor their origin or full reach.






Article source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb//Business/International/2019/Jan-21/474584-facebooks-whatsapp-limits-text-forwards-to-5-recipients-to-curb-rumors.ashx