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WhatsApp limits forwards to one chat at a time in India to halt spread of coronavirus misinformation

The messaging app earlier restricted forwards to five chats but it did not prove effective enough against the spread of fake news

07 Apr 2020 2:04 PM

Focussed on security, privacy to help users communicate in everyday life: WhatsApp

WhatsApp, however, had rejected India's demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform.

31 Oct 2018 2:26 PM

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India to curb fake messages

Under pressure to clamp down on sinister messages, Whatsapp has appointed a grievance officer for India.

23 Sep 2018 3:08 PM

Building traceability would undermine end-to-end encryption: WhatsApp

WhatsApp has also restricted the number of forwards that can be done at a time.

23 Aug 2018 3:15 PM

WhatsApp to clamp down on 'sinister' messages in India: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad had asked the company to work out ways to trace the origin of “sinister” messages.

21 Aug 2018 7:00 PM


2 lynched, 7 injured in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on rumours of robbery

At least 1,500 villagers allegedly attacked 9 men with wooden sticks after nabbing them from near a farm in Chandgaon village in Aurangabad.

13 Jun 2018 8:16 PM