24 Jan 2019

#FakeNewsAlert: Don't let these WhatsApp hoaxes fool you

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#FakeNewsAlert: Don't let these WhatsApp hoaxes fool you
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Parakram Banerjee

Parakram Banerjee

Asked on 24 January, 2019

What was the Singapore free air-ticket offer?

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There is no free air tickets offer. The message, claiming to offer free plane tickets is nothing but a phishing scam.

Muhammad Jayaraman

Muhammad Jayaraman

Asked on 24 January, 2019

Are these the only hoaxes doing rounds on WhatsApp?

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No. These are not the hoaxes and you could also encounter a different message designed to fool you.

Aaryan Jindal

Aaryan Jindal

Asked on 24 January, 2019

Is Facebook also affected by fake news?

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Yes. Facebook is also marred by fake news, but among all social platforms, WhatsApp is the most affected one.

Vivaan Pawar

Vivaan Pawar

Asked on 24 January, 2019

Is there any way to forward more than five messages at once?

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No. WhatsApp has restricted message forwards to 5 chats at a time, and there's no way to get past this restriction.