Fake news has been around us since the beginning of civilization and since then it has evolved along with the dissemination of truthful news and information. This is how in our days WhatsApp has become a highway where thousands of false news flow daily through message chains that end up being forwarded by millions of users. Although there is a procedure that we can use to detect the veracity of this news, not all apply it and therefore WhatsApp has chosen to incorporate a new option for these purposes.
It is a new button that will allow users to know the veracity of any news received by WhatsApp in order to quickly dismantle the fakes news.
Check the new WhatsApp button to Google it to see “is this real”
The elder users of this messaging application represent the most vulnerable sector to false news. Disinformation is the number one enemy of the population, especially in delicate situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic that we have been experiencing for several months. For this reason, the new WhatsApp button is a crucial tool to continue fighting disinformation in a much simpler and more accessible way.
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In this way, the new WhatsApp button brings does nothing more than perform a Google search with the message in question. Thus, users will have the possibility to verify quickly and with first-hand information if what we are reading is real or if it is a scam.
To use it, you just have to select the message that has been forwarded to you and then touch the magnifying glass button. This will present the option to do the search on Google, touch it and you will immediately be in front of the results to know if it is a false news or not. It should be noted that this new option will be deploying from this same week on all devices with the application.