WhatsApp is on the offensive.
In New Delhi on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp held a press conference to share how it is tackling fake accounts and the spread of misinformation on its platform of 1.5 billion users.
The conference was especially urgent because India will hold its elections in April — and India, site of WhatsApp's biggest user base, is also where WhatsApp has seen dangerous abuse that led to violence and death.
According to a report from ZDNet, WhatsApp has been able to automate a lot of the bot and spam catching-process, and even proactively prevent potential abuse. It bans 2 million accounts per month, and reportedly catches 75 percent of those accounts without human intervention. Read more...More about Facebook, India, Whatsapp, Fake News, and Tech