The most popular instant messaging social network in the world WhatsApp, is planning to stop spreading false information. To fight this scourge, he said it would limit its users' ability to send messages up to five conversations at a time.
WhatsApp, which has about 1.5 billion users, has been trying to stop its application for some time, given the global concern about the false viralization of false messages, manipulated photos, video without contexts and audio scams, unable to determine its origin
"From now on, all users of the WhatsApp version can now only transfer five conversations that will help maintain WhatsApp's focus on private messages in close contact," said a company owned by WhatsApp. Facebook, Communication.
So far, WhatsApp user was able to send the message twenty persons or groups. The new constraint around the world is expanding the event launched by WhatsApp in India in July after rumors of social networks leading to killings and lynchings attempts.
In order for no one to take this restriction, they rushed to find out that "we will continue to listen to users' opinions about their experiences, and over time we will look for new ways to turn to viral content," he added.
In addition, the company undertook to promote measures in Brazil to combat false content through "product control" and user awareness, while distributing "false information" through an application during the company's election campaign. last year
WhatsApp statement comes after the scandal that emerged in 2018 about the leakage of data from Facebook to the British company Cambridge Analytica, as if it could affect scenarios like the last elections in the US or in a referendum on UK exit from the EU. .
Facebook has promised in the last few months to step up its efforts against this type of false content, which includes preventing content and false profiles, or violating the authenticity of the information disclosed.
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, said this year that he has challenged 2019 to "publicly discuss" technology issues.
"My challenge for 2019 is to maintain a series of public debates on the future of technology in society: opportunities, challenges, hopes and worries," Zuckerberg said in his personal social networking page.