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WhatsApp will help distinguish truth from lie

Test function for fake news

The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger is testing a new feature that is designed to help users distinguish between true and false messages before they are forwarded. 


The function of pre-testing for fake news is found in the latest beta version of the Android app. When a user intends to forward a received message, a search icon will appear in the interface. When you click on the "magnifier", the content is checked by Google search on the Internet. 


Identified fake news is often displayed at the top of the search engine. This allows users to easily find out if the message they receive is true and if it is worth sharing with their friends.

Representatives of the resource TechCrunch have already managed to get an explanation from Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp. According to the representative, this feature will be distributed among WhatsApp users in the near future.

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