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January 2019
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Muslim man's marriage with Hindu woman is irregular; Child born is legitimate: SC        Rishabh Pant named ICC''s Emerging Cricketer of 2018        ''King Kohli sweeps ICC awards; also named captain of Test, ODI Teams of the Year        WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'        India to surpass China to become 2nd largest oil demand centre in 2019        Kamala Harris'' 2020 US presidential bid excites Indian-Americans        Kapil Sibal demands probe into EVMs hacking claim        BJP using EVMs to suppress voice of opposition: Akhilesh        102 one-horned rhinos killed since 2008, 209 poachers arrested: RTI reply        Heavy rains, hail lash parts of Delhi; city traffic thrown out of gear        EVM hacking charges sets off political wrangling, EC files police complaint        NRIs are India's brand ambassadors, symbolise country's capabilities: PM        More domestic, international services from Kannur International Airport        Kohli will break all records created by Tendulkar: Zaheer Abbas        Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery        Encounter breaks out at Shopian in J-K        France fines Google nearly $57 million        Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade on Wednesday, traffic restrictions to be in place        Jaitey calls Congress remarks on EVM hacking "lie and garbage"        China''s economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018        
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Business News
WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'
 
San Francisco, Jan 22 (AFP) Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

In July, WhatsApp rolled out safeguards in India that included limiting the number of users to whom a message can be forwarded. It also ran newspaper ads to raise awareness about fake news.

That decision followed threats by the Indian government to take action after crazed mobs butchered more than 20 people accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral, widely-circulated WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp said its latest move to extend the restrictions to all users came after a six-month review of user feedback.

"The forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world," read a company statement on Monday about a test run of the forwarding limit.

"Starting today, all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once, which will help keep WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close contacts." Previously, users could forward any given message up to 20 times on the app.

"We'll continue to listen to user feedback about their experience, and over time, look for new ways of addressing viral content," the WhatsApp statement read.

Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp said that in early 2018 it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day.


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