Beware fake news and scams on WhatsApp

Jamie McKane

MyBroadband Journalist
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
7,000
Beware fake news and scams on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is far more than just a messaging app for South Africans - it is often a vehicle for breaking news and community gossip.

The app's provision of fast and secure communication can be extremely useful when sharing important information, but it can also help to spread more nefarious messages.
 

Everyones-a-Wally

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 18, 2008
Messages
52,118
I understand falling for hoaxes on FB where it's a free for all but if you're in WA groups with people sprouting all manner of misinformation, it's time to boot them out or leave the group.
 

satanboy

Psychonaut seven
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
98,809
I understand falling for hoaxes on FB where it's a free for all but if you're in WA groups with people sprouting all manner of misinformation, it's time to boot them out or leave the group.

Not so easy when the whatsapp group concerns the building you live in. I just post the correct information after someone has posted garbage.
 
Top