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WhatsApp becomes battleground in Mali's jihad conflict

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Sermons relayed through the app by jihadist leader Amadou Koufa are luring young men to join his ranks, says imam Hama Cisse

WHATSAPP. Photo by Stan Honda/AFP


WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:56 PM

WhatsApp says its latest move to extend the restrictions to all users came after a 6-month review of user feedback

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:11 PM

WhatsApp says it will test limiting the ability to forward messages and cap at 5 the number of contacts or groups that messages can be forwarded to.

WHATSAPP. This photo illustration shows an Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi on July 10, 2018. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

WhatsApp labeling forwarded messages in effort to fight falsehood

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The feature aims to help users determine if their friends or relatives sent them a message they crafted themselves or if they got it from elsewhere, with the hope of fostering habits about thinking before sharing forwarded messages

WHATSAPP'S NEW LABEL. A mockup from WhatsApp of the new label indicating forwarded content on the messaging service. Image from WhatsApp.