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WhatsApp tests new features to curb fake news

Facebook’s messaging platform WhatsApp said that it is taking measures to curb the spread of fake news, as it testing two new features, said a Fortune report. The messaging app is beta testing a browser within the app and a reverse image search tool. The reverse image search tool will help people identify the source of a photo. The report said that it remains unclear whether the update be eventually rolled out to the public. The spread of fake news has the messaging platform in hot waters, as several violent incidents have occurred after false messages were circulated through it on groups. Last year in August, Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. In September 2018, the app announced limits of forwarding messages following threats by the Indian government to take action after more than 20 people were butchered by crazed mobs after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp.

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