Undoubtedly, WhatsApp is one of the main channels for the spreading of these contents, so the authorities have been demanding from this platform the implementation of measures to stop this problem.
The messaging service, which is owned by Facebook, had set a limit for forwarding messages to 20 chats. While in India, the maximum allowed was five, because in india there have been some of the most serious cases of lynchings.
The messaging service has already announced partnerships with governments such as India to combat misinformation.Recently, a series of commercials was launched in that country to raise awareness about the importance of verifying information before sharing it.
There are three 60-second videos that show scenes based on real life on cases of rumors spread on the network. In each sequence, information is given on the functions that help to avoid the spreading of these publications as the ability to leave groups that could be spreading wrong information and the steps that must be followed to block unknown senders.