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.theguardian - 5 month ago

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings

Facebook-owned messaging service wants to crack down on viral spread of hateful misinformationWhatsApps users will only be able to forward messages to 20 people, as the Facebook-owned messaging service attempts to crack down on the viral spread of hateful misinformation.In India, where false rumours about child abduction spread virally over WhatsApp, leading to several vigilante murders over the past year, the new limit will be even stricter: each message can be forwarded just five times. In that country, w

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