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Whatsapp to Separate Mass Spam from Genuine Missives


WhatsApp, a popular platform for social media is about to sieve forwarded messages to separate mass spam from legitimate messages. Globally, the biggest and most widely used Messenger service just started a number of initiatives for stopping circulation of fraudulent reports. Considering that there are mass linking incidences all over the country, WhatsApp's latest initiatives follow from the government's explicit suggestions to the company.


After the platform experienced its misuse for proliferation of fake information, there's blown a storm for it lately prompting the service to make several improvements of the group chats it hosts, even as it's about to enhance efforts for aiding prevention of fakes.


On July 4, Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister for Information and Technology cautioned the company about urgent measures it should adopt for halting the new danger. Accordingly, WhatsApp has said it'll be heeding the government's advice. The company stated its current core job was to uphold freedom to express one's thoughts and security of every user of the platform. WhatsApp didn't want its service getting utilized for spreading false information and thus harming people. Naidunia.jagran.com posted this, July 5, 2018.


Recently, incidences occurred wherein people, particularly within semi-urban and rural regions, became panicky on receiving certain forwards on WhatsApp that they took as real messages instead of making sure about their authenticity. So now, WhatsApp is trying towards curtailing them.


The fake messages spreading wildly on WhatsApp during recent days have proved a catastrophe. A lot of people died because of them. Media reports indicate some 27 individuals lost their lives during the past couple of weeks because of the messages going viral all over the WhatsApp platform.


The general public is being cautioned about rumours that are going across social media. In Gujarat, a person like never before is presently under arrest for using the social media to spread rumours. Ashok Yadav, Commissioner Police said when police was about to catch the accused, he was getting a group of people whom he was showing a video that depicted a band of kidnappers. A legal case currently is made against the man under the IPC's Section 505.

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