WhatsApp message forwarding limited to slow COVID-19 misinformation spread

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Facebook has taken yet another effort to try to stop people from pushing inaccurate coronavirus info. WhatsApp message forwarding has been further limited as a part of a broader effort to slow the spread of coronavirus misinformation. This is another sign of a tech company taking advanced measures to halt false info from being shared. By shrinking the capacity for Facebook-owned WhatsApp message forwarding, it means that misinformation won’t be able to go as far and cannot move as fast. This is the latest of Facebook’s efforts to try to…

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