Coronavirus: Viral WhatsApp messages 'drop 70%'

WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used private group chats to forward on dodgy lists of medical advice or speculation about government plans, “just in case” they could be useful. So Whats app stopped messages sent between individual users five times or more then being posted to more than one chat group at a time.

Publisher: BBC News | Author: Marianna Spring

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misinformation and trusted resource
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-04-27 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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