But, in the midst of so much, misleading and untrue information about WhatsApp is being spread on social media platforms.
How rumors are circulating on social media, such as “New communication rules (voice and video calls) for WhatsApp and WhatsApp calls will be implemented from tomorrow: all calls will be recorded, all call recordings will be saved. WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and All social media will be monitored. “
The post further states that the government will now monitor users’ WhatsApp chats.
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021
Though please note that Whatsapp does collect a substantial amount of user data (metadata).
Previously other false claims related to Whatsapp’s new privacy terms and conditions.
Do not fall for such #Whatsapp messages being circulated.
No such thing is being done by the Government.
However, everyone is advised to not share any false news/misinformation concerning #CoronavirusInIndia
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 24, 2020
The claim beginning with “The New Communication Rules for Whatsapp” is false. Whatsapp does not record users calls nor has it introduced a new ticks system which indicates government surveillance.
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#Fake News Alert !
Beware of rumours! pic.twitter.com/GAGEnbOLdY
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 7, 2020
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