Whatsapp is fighting against the Fake News on the messaging app, which can block Forwarding Messages which its algorithm defines “Fake News”.
Gem WaBetaInfo, this new update will only be accessible to the Whatsapp group admins, and will only work in group chats. Recently, mostly forwarded messages appeared as “Frequently forwarded” if they were shared more than four times.
With this update, Whatsapp is aiming to cut out spam and fake news texts on Whatsapp. While, people can still copy the text and spread it, without getting blocked. But one can not forward the text which is already reported spam or fake news by Whatsapp. As well as, the company is further working on an Integrated Reverse Image Search which will efficiently and quickly verify the pictures received as it is a reliable image or a fake one.
This new feature is still in beta version and has not been made public yet, but soon it will be made public.