WhatsApp restricts spread of coronavirus misinformation
07 April 2020 | 2:59 pm
The messaging app WhatsApp has moved to limit the increasing spread of misinformation through its platform. The WHO has identified an "infodemic" of false medical advice and conspiracy theories around COVID-19 online.
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