It's been in the air since spring 2020, while an engineer from Facebook confirmed that the social network was testing the sharing limit on Messenger.
Facebook made it official in a statement, whereas it now limits the sharing of a message in Messenger to only 5 contacts at a time.
So what prompted Facebook to break this famous limit now?? The imminent approach of the American elections 3 next November and those of other countries such as New Zealand.
We believe it is essential to control the spread of disinformation as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues and we move towards a major election in the United States, in New Zealand and other countries. We have taken steps to provide people with greater transparency and accurate information.
Indeed, when coming to forward a message to friends, we have to choose some 5 at a time. However, nothing prevents us from transferring it again to 5 contacts and so on.
If this new function remains timid to fight disinformation, the fact remains that it will limit the speed of propagation of mail chains.
Une personne souhaitant partager une fausse nouvelle sur Messenger devra être « motivée » alors que cela lui prendra bien plus de temps pour le faire.
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