Hello everyone, In this era, lots of people are suffered from the fake news and the believed that those videos, photo, text messages are real but are it really full of truth. The Government of India, as well as other country peoples, are suffering from this kind of fake information and the people are still confused about what to believe or what not to believe.
Whatsapp New Update
WhatsApp is testing the ability to search messages on the Web directly from the application, to discover the authenticity of the message, and basically call out fake messages. This feature is still under development for a while, and it is expected to roll out sometime in the future. Given the recent coronavirus pandemic and the barrage of messages overflowing WhatsApp, this feature will help filter the misinformation, and help highlight credible messages. The feature isn’t available yet, so even if users are on the latest beta, they may not be able to use it.
According to WABetaInfo reports that this ability to search messages on the Web. This feature will be available in the latest beta version 2.20.94. The instant messaging app displays a search icon next to forwarded messages, enabling users to click on it and search the Web. When you do click on it, a message pops up and it shows the message “Would you like to search this on the Web? After confirmation, it will upload the message on Google.” Hit on the ‘Search the Web’ button and it will then search on Google. The entire message will be posted in the Google Search bar, and relevant results can then be used to ascertain whether the message is fake or not. As mentioned, this feature is not enabled in beta yet and is still under development.
To further its efforts to curb fake news, WhatsApp recently introduced a dedicated WHO bot to provide latest updates, alerts, and mythbusters on coronavirus. The bot on WhatsApp can be used to access the latest number of reported cases, travel advice, and news related to the outbreak.
With the coronavirus pandemic only stimulating, tech companies are doing what they can there best to stop the spread of fake news about the virus and combatting Covid-19. Companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and WhatsApp are providing users with prompts and tools for authentic information about the virus. While Instagram and WhatsApp have already rolled out similar tools, Facebook is now opening up the Messenger to governments and medical agencies.
As per Facebook’s announcement on Messenger News, government health organizations and UN health agencies will be provided with free developer tools to allow them to use Messenger to scale their response to the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook is also allowing government health organizations and UN health agencies to proactively send important updates related to COVID-19 to people already messaging them.
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