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WhatsApp Tries To Curb Misinformation, And Annoying Aunts And Uncles

WhatsApp has been accused of being used to spread rumors — with serious consequences. Now the ubiquitous messaging app is moving to limit how many people users can forward messages to.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. With about 1.5 billion users, it's a free way to text and place international voice and video calls.

But recently the platform, which is owned by Facebook, has faced. In the run-up to Brazil's recent elections, also went viral on the messaging app.

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