WHATSAPP’S BETA: NEW FEATURE TO FIGHT AGAINST FAKE NEWS REGARDING COVID-19

WHATSAPP’S BETA: NEW FEATURE TO FIGHT AGAINST FAKE NEWS REGARDING COVID-19

INTRODUCTION

In today’s world we have seen that there are various kinds of fake news and false information in the social media like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, hike, telegram etc and people usually forwarded it as much as possible due to fear and panic. It develops a situation of chaos and tension among people across the world. In this tough situation where the world is facing a great challenge of coronavirus and trying to combat against it by using various techniques, fake news regarding COVID-19 are shared by people which develops more panic among them. So WhatsApp is planning to launch a new feature which will ultimately make you able to check about the authenticity of a news or information.

FUNCTION OF THE NEW UPDATED FEATURE:

The new updated feature of the WhatsApp will allow you to check the validity of any specific news which has been forwarded or shared for more than five times or many times by the people due to panic and fear. It has been observed in most of the cases that the news related to diseases or any serious issue which has been forwarded by people in WhatsApp contains false information regarding that specific issue or event.

WORKING MODE OF THE UPCOMING FEATURE OF WHATSAPP:

Once the new feature gets launched, whenever any person receives a new text in WhatsApp which is shared or forwarded by any person, you will get the opportunity of magnifying glass right next to it. When you will tap on the icon, it will provide you with the option whether to check the authenticity of any news or information on the internet. Then if you granted it the option to check, it will be automatically uploaded on the google and you can easily verify the details regarding the news. It also gives you an option for you to cancel the news verification on google.

IN WHICH VERSION NEW UPDATED FEATURE OF THE WHATSAPP WILL BE AVAILABLE:

The company has introduced the ‘search message on the web’ feature in its latest version of 2.20.94 android-based WhatsApp beta. With the help of this new latest feature, people will be given a new option to copy and paste the content from the message forwarded or shared by other people to the google search engine so that they can easily check and verify the message and this feature is regarded as WaBetaInfo according to the different news source.

WHY THIS NEW LATEST FEATURE OF WHATSAPP WILL BE LAUNCHED?

Whatsapp is working on it for many years since the time of circulation of fake news or false information. Moreover, it will be launched as the government made strict rules and regulations due to the misuse of the social media platform. The government of India has ordered the WhatsApp to introduce some new feature with the use of which the spreading of fake news can be controlled on its messenger application. Presently, the company has made it mandatory that a person can share any text with a maximum number of 5 persons. Though after taking all those actions, fake news or false information are forwarded in WhatsApp by people regarding COVID-19 which develops panic and fear among the people. So the company is planning to release the new latest feature as early as possible.

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