Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight ‘misinformation and rumours’, company executives said on Monday.
‘We're imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,’ Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said on Monday at an event in the Indonesian capital.
Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The five-recipient limit expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the spread of rumours led to several killings there.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Trump vows court fight over impeachment bid
Indigenous Brazilians protest over land rights
Speak your mind: brain implant translates thought to speech
Boeing abandons financial outlook, sees $1bn in extra cost on 737 MAX
Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle
'Outdated' Oscar category for best foreign language film renamed
Top court sympathetic on census citizenship query
Venezuelans seek joy amid the chaos
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet