The jig is up, uncles and aunties.
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WhatsApp is upping the ante in the fight against fake news as they are testing out a new feature that lets users check the validity of a viral message that they’ve received.
How it works is that you can quickly perform a web search by tapping a magnifying glass button in the chat for a message or image that you’ve received for a quick fact check.
For now the option will be available for users in:
There’s no news yet on whether the feature will make it here in Malaysia but it’ll sure come in handy here as there are a lot of unverified messages floating about online.
WhatsApp has been trying to curb the dissemination of fake news as the company imposed a “forward” limit on messages earlier this year.
Unkempt in both stories and appearance, Hakim loves tech but tech left him on read, previously he used to write about tall buildings and unoccupied spaces that he canâ€™t afford, and legend has it that he still canâ€™t afford it to this day