A New WhatsApp “Communities” Feature Makes Organizing Groups A Snap. Critics Say It Will Make Spreading Misinformation Easier.
A researcher doubts WhatsApp's claim that Communities will "meaningfully reduce the spread of potentially harmful misinformation."
"It raises a lot of questions about the platform's willingness to deal with offers of smuggling across the platform because it is profiting from them."
Facebook's apps were down for more than six hours.
The company is fighting back against new rules that go into effect today in India.
And they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
Once a message has been forwarded more than five times in total, it can now only be forwarded to one chat at a time.
The constant bombardment of WhatsApp forwards on supposed miracle cures for the coronavirus is about one thing: fear.
Normal life has ground to a halt in the region as businesses lay off workers, hospitals struggle to care for patients, and ordinary people despair.
The hack was part of an effort "to influence, if not silence, the Washington Post's reporting on Saudi Arabia,” the experts said.
Here’s What Giuliani’s Associate Lev Parnas Was Sharing On WhatsApp As He Investigated The Ukraine Conspiracy Theory
New evidence shows exactly how influenced by the right-wing online echo chamber Giuliani and his associates were — turns out the answer is: a lot.
Facebook Tells US Attorney General It’s Not Prepared To Get Rid Of Encryption On WhatsApp And Messenger
“People’s private messages would be less secure and the real winners would be anyone seeking to take advantage of that weakened security,” the company wrote to leaders in the US, UK, and Australia.
Kashmiris enduring their region's ongoing internet blackout are losing their WhatsApp accounts because of the platform's policy on inactive accounts.
Dozens of journalists, activists, and politicians were spied on in India. The Indian government hasn’t confirmed whether it ordered the hack.
Protesters from various religious backgrounds are angry over the crumbling state of the country and what they say is cronyism at the highest levels of government.
WhatsApp is “a space for private conversations online.” An Indian court could make it public.
The new feature is part of WhatsApp's efforts to curb how misinformation spreads on its platform.
Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.
BuzzFeed News has documented hundreds of uses of anti-Semitic or otherwise pro-Nazi stickers used in WhatsApp groups, despite those images being illegal in Germany.
“That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?”
Amid a tense atmosphere following the deadliest terror attack in Kashmir in decades, four young women are fearing for their lives over a WhatsApp message they allegedly sent.
The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer.
The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.
Anti-immigrant sentiment is spreading through social media and spilling onto the streets of Tijuana as the caravan makes its final approach to the border.
The suspect reportedly wanted revenge over a plan to exhume the remains of Spain’s former dictator.
India’s Government Wants WhatsApp To Reveal The Locations And Phone Numbers Of People Using It For Real-World Violence
The government is pressing the instant messenger for traceability after mobs who fell for hoaxes spread through the app resulted in deadly violence.
The timing of Facebook's announcement throws into question how serious the company is about actually fighting misinformation in Brazil's election.
WhatsApp Has Appointed Someone To Handle Complaints From Indian Users After It Was Blamed For Fueling Violence
Indian law requires tech companies operating in the country to have a grievance officer, but despite having more than 200 million users in India, WhatsApp only appointed one at the end of August.
In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp. Then they beat five strangers to death.