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WHATSAPP COMES WITH ANOTHER CAMPAIGN TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE ABOUT FAKE MESSAGES

By Gurpreet Kaur . 31st August 2018 02:00pm
WHATSAPP COMES WITH ANOTHER CAMPAIGN TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE ABOUT FAKE MESSAGES

It seems like WhatsApp; the instant messaging app owned by Facebook is becoming responsible and safe day by day. In order to control fake news WhatsApp is rolling out awareness campaign over radio channels across the country. The radio campaign which has just started today will be aired across 46 Hindi speaking stations of All India Radio (AIR) across Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Not just this, WhatsApp will also target regional language speaking population with similar campaign via government-run community radio stations situated at various places across our country. The campaign has been started in a bid to advise and educate the people about the amount of fake messages on WhatsApp which get circulated on the app without any authenticity or a credible source. So this campaign will advise its users to verify the authenticity of messages before forwarding them and to report content that they might find to be inflammatory, reports Business Standard. Meanwhile, WhatsApp has already put a cap on the number of forwarding messages with a label of ‘forward’ to curb misinformative, defamatory and malicious content via the chat platform. This recent development has come after the government’s recent talk with WhatsApp CEO, who was on a five-day tour to India. While WhatsApp has accepted all terms and condition proposed by the government, traceability of end-to-end encrypted messages still a matter of concern for both parties.