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Facebook Messenger limits number of times messages can be forwarded and adds fact-checking in chat in a bid to combat misinformation

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Daily Mail
September 18, 2020

Facebook is defending a recent update to Messenger that limits the number of times a message can be forwarded.

Users can now only forward a message a maximum of five times, as the firm aims to  tamp down on misinformation campaigns – especially about the presidential election and coronavirus pandemic.

If a user is warned about sending too many messages or sending them too quickly, they could now be blocked from posting on Messenger.

In addition, articles that have been flagged by fact checkers on Facebook will also be flagged when shared in Messenger.

According to Facebook, if a user is warned about sending too many messages or sending them too quickly, they may be unable to send messages on Messenger.

At the TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 virtual summit on Tuesday, Facebook Messenger VP Stan Chudnovsky said some users were turning what should be seen as a private conversation into more of a ‘public broadcast.’ 

‘Messenger is obviously a private means of communicating. And we want to make sure it is private. This is a very important priority for us,’ Chudnovsky said, according to TechCrunch.

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The company isn’t looking to phase out link-sharing, he added, which is ‘core to the internet.’

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This article was posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2:13 am





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