WhatsApp vows to fight collectively against false news spread in Pakistan

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Measures to follow WhatsApp false news prevention guide

Popular messaging application WhatsApp has taken a full-page daily paper include a nearby English day by day advising users approaches to spot spread of false and phony news. As elections drawing nearer, the WhatsApp thinks that its publicly dictates steps before the app is controlled to adversely affect ahead July 25 elections in Pakistan.

Earlier this month, India requested that WhatsApp delegate find a way to keep the dissemination of false messages and provocative substance that have escalated events of lynchings and mob violence in the country over in a previous couple of months.


According to an advertisement published in Pakistani English daily reads, “Together we can fight false information” and includes 10 tips on how to spot fake messages. The tips inform readers on checking the accuracy of the information by looking for information from other sources and observing the photos closely to identify whether they are photoshopped or original…”

The WhatsApp says: “To fight fake news, we all need to work together – technology companies, the government, and community groups. If you see something that’s not true, make people aware and help stop the spread.”

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