These days, we are in front of a dilemma concerning the spread of fake news. Even schooled people can get into the trick of fake news.
The public is blurred about which news to trust as fake news has turned out to be the new tool to influence them.
Nevertheless, WhatsApp created a solution for us. It has introduced a new tool termed ‘Search the web’ that enables users that have received links to instantaneously find information concerning them from the web.
As you can see in the aforementioned photograph, Whatsapp presented a demonstration in which a link sent to someone declared that drinking boiled garlic water would cure COVID-19.
The recipient can now tap the magnifying glass button to search for information about the link. In the demonstration, user presented web results from reliable websites prove the news is false.
In a preceding update, double arrows added to let users see that texts have not originated from a close contact which lets users know they’re disseminating chain messages that could be false.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, offering users the ability to promptly confirm the information is very important.
Many fake theories spread far and wide including the false belief that 5G helps coronavirus spread.