Whatsapp Deactivating Numbers Spreading Fake News

Whatsapp Deactivating Numbers Spreading Fake News

  • After Facebook deactivated one million accounts every day for violating content rules, WhatsApp has also upped the ante against fake news.
  • The Facebook-owned messaging service has started blocking or disabling chats for those mobile numbers which are proved to be spreading fake news and objectionable election related content lagged by the Election Commission of India (ECI), ET reported.
  • The requirement stated by WhatsApp to ECI for banning number was for the poll panel to share screenshots of such numbers with objectionable content or fake news in it.
  • Before the elections WhatsApp had also introduced a telephonic tip line for its users to report misleading content and fake news.

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