WhatsApp has recently implemented limitations for sharing viral content. Their aim was to tackle the issue of misinformation on the platform that usually takes the form of highly forwarded messages.
The app already has seen a result: forwarding decreased 70% since that time.
So it looks like the platform is successfully moving towards their goal to make sure that WhatsApp is used mainly for personal communication.
The accessibility of trustworthy information is incredibly important right now, so it’s great news that some platforms are succeeding in combating dangerous misinformation.