Jakarta: Fb’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the variety of instances a consumer can ahead a message to 5, in a bid to battle “misinformation and rumours”, firm executives mentioned on Monday.
“We’re imposing a restrict of 5 messages all around the world as of as we speak,” Victoria Grand, vp for coverage and communications at WhatsApp, mentioned at an occasion within the Indonesian capital.
Beforehand, a WhatsApp consumer may ahead a message to 20 people or teams. The five-recipient restrict expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the unfold of rumours on social media led to killings and lynching makes an attempt.
WhatsApp, which has round 1.5 billion customers, has been looking for methods to cease misuse of the app, following international concern that the platform was getting used to unfold faux information, manipulated pictures, movies with out context, and audio hoaxes, with no option to monitor their origin or full attain.