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Whatsapp down globally!

  Los Angeles, USA | THE INDEPENDENT |   A Meta company spokesperson has confirmed that WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging platforms, is currently facing some disruptions across the world. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone …

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Internet, social media disrupted ahead of Thursday polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of social media sites have been blocked ahead of the general election on Thursday, January, 14. Ugandans will go to the polls to elect president and Members of Parliament. Many Ugandans are now unable to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or even connect to …

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WhatsApp tightens sharing limits to curb virus misinformation

San Francisco, United States | AFP | WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. The new policy limits users to forwarding certain messages to one “chat” at a time, aiming to limit the rapid propagation of content which is …

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp hits 2 billion users mark

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its stand on the need for strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of …

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WhatsApp becomes battleground in Mali’s jihad conflict

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  A digital war is unfolding in Mali alongside a jihadist conflict that has claimed thousands of lives: the battle to sway young minds is being waged on the mobile phone. “Jihadists today are recruiting on WhatsApp. We have to stop the bloodshed,” said Hama Cisse, a …

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