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    Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments

Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments

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    WhatsApp introduces payment feature for users, starts in Brazil

WhatsApp introduces payment feature for users, starts in Brazil

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    WhatsApp ups limit on video calls to eight people

WhatsApp ups limit on video calls to eight people

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    COVID-19: WhatsApp records 70% reduction in ‘highly forwarded’ messages

COVID-19: WhatsApp records 70% reduction in ‘highly forwarded’ messages

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Did Lagos release list of private hospitals exposed to COVID-19 cases?

CDD FACT CHECK: Did Lagos release list of private hospitals exposed to COVID-19 cases?

CLAIM: Fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday, April 23, spotted a statement circulating online, which claimed that the Lagos state government had released a list of health facilities in the state exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. The purported list, which has been extensively shared on WhatsApp has the names of 17 health facilities in the state. FACT: [...]

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    COVID-19: WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake news

COVID-19: WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake news

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    FACT CHECK: 45m Nigerians to die of coronavirus? Verifying claims in viral WhatsApp audio

FACT CHECK: 45m Nigerians to die of coronavirus? Verifying claims in viral WhatsApp audio

A voice message went viral on Sunday claiming the World Health Organisation estimates that 45 million Nigerians would die from coronavirus if the outbreak escalates in the country. The voice note made its Twitter debut on Sunday night and by Monday morning, it was third on the list of Twitter's worldwide trends. TheCable ran checks to verify the claims made in the [...]

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    Reverse search, dark mode, auto delete… 4 game-changing features to hit WhatsApp in 2020

Reverse search, dark mode, auto delete… 4 game-changing features to hit WhatsApp in 2020

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    ALERT: WhatsApp to stop working on windows mobile devices from Dec 31

ALERT: WhatsApp to stop working on windows mobile devices from Dec 31

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    ‘You better teach me how to disappear’ — reactions as lady is accused of charging N75k for WhatsApp classes

‘You better teach me how to disappear’ — reactions as lady is accused of charging N75k for WhatsApp classes

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    WhatsApp introduces fingerprint lock feature for Android users

WhatsApp introduces fingerprint lock feature for Android users

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    Research: WhatsApp gave candidates an advantage during 2019 polls

Research: WhatsApp gave candidates an advantage during 2019 polls

WhatsApp, a social media platform, gave candidates who partook in the 2019 elections an advantage, according to a research. The research which was on the use of WhatsApp during the elections described the messages spread about President Muhammadu Buhari being a clone from Sudan as one of the "notorious messages" circulated on the social media platform. Drawing on citizen surveys and interviews [...]

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    Whatsapp to sue users who send broadcast messages from December 7

Whatsapp to sue users who send broadcast messages from December 7

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    Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing WhatsApp, Instagram on new phones

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing WhatsApp, Instagram on new phones

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    Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world's most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections. The international research collaboration put together by Jonathan Fisher and Nic Cheeseman of the University of Birmingham, Idayat Hassan of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Abuja and Jamie [...]

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    WhatsApp will now charge businesses to send you messages

WhatsApp will now charge businesses to send you messages

WhatsApp on Wednesday said it will start charging businesses for sending marketing and customer service messages, as the messaging platform faces slowing usage and revenue growth. Messages from businesses will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message and depending on the country. After acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, Facebook [...]

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