The number of false claims is worrying, as is the way people are spreading them in large numbers. To discuss the issue, The Next Crunch producer Tanmay Patange recently spoke with Kazim Rizvi, founder of The Dialogue, an emerging policy think-tank. Listen to what Kazim had to say.
The speed of “highly forwarded” WhatsApp messages has declined by 70 percent. Earlier this month, WhatsApp introduced measures to address the spread of COVID-19 related misinformation. As a result, messages that have been forwarded by five or more people can now only be forwarded to a single person or group.
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Internet usage is up 50% in some parts of the world. Some remote-work platforms to keep up with increased demand. But ISPs assure there is enough capacity in the networks. More aspects of our daily lives have moved online due to coronavirus. Millions of us are now connecting to the Internet every day. It causes internet service providers to see demand skyrocket. Will coronavirus break the Internet?