The instant messaging application already tested on Android such functionality to combat the «fake news» WhatsApp is preparing several news for Android that will arrive soon. And, among them, there will be a new option whose objective is to fight against the proliferation of false news. Something that is popularly known as « fake news ».
The popular instant messaging application already launched the limitation of forwarding messages to a maximum of five chats to fight the false news. Do not forget that WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, where the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed the power that misinformation can have.
For this reason, the «app» keeps innovating. And is testing a new tool in Android that will launch soon. This is the ” Search by image ” option in Google, with which users can check the accuracy of the image received by WhatsApp.
Especially now, in the middle of the electoral campaign, the application is the perfect niche in which it is distributed massively and without control, for example, the classic photomontages related to politicians. This type of images act as “fake news” but it is up to the user to know if that information he receives or forwards is true.
As revealed by « WABetaInfo », WhatsApp is testing on Android the tool with which a user can search for that image he receives in Google. In other words, it is enough to have that photograph in a chat, select it and click on the ” Search image “option, which will soon be launched, to carry out the search on Google.