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LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published.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*
First lawsuit brought over Trump's national emergency declaration
Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru
Dismissed employee kills 5 co-workers in Illinois factory shooting
Trump says he should be awarded the Nobel Prize
US imposes sanctions on officials close to Maduro
Trump to declare 'emergency' to fund his border wall
Nasa Opportunity Mars mission is over
Judge says Manafort breached plea deal
Congress advances border security bill