Whatsapp limits forwarding of messages during COVID-19 pandemic

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Created Date

June 11, 2020 - 8:15am


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June 11, 2020 - 8:16am

Critical Commentary

This article from the publication CIO Magazine highlights how the company Whatsapp chose to limit the forwarding of messages due to widespread misinformation about COVID-19. This stands out particularly for regions in which there is heavy reliance on mobile phone applications and social media for news and information sharing. 


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https://www.cio.co.ke/whatsapp-limits-forwarded-messages-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/, 11 June 2020, "Whatsapp limits forwarding of messages during COVID-19 pandemic", contributed by Wambui Wamunyu , Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 June 2020, accessed 3 March 2024. https://www.researchdatashare.org/content/whatsapp-limits-forwarding-messages-during-covid-19-pandemic