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WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news

WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news

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WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded on in a bid to combat the spread of fake news. The messaging service rolled out the change in India last summer after rumours spread on social media led to several brutal murders and lynchings - and now, the restrictions are being imposed worldwide.Android users will be the first to receive the update, and it will arrive shortly afterwards on iPhone.Victoria Grand, the vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said the Facebook-owned company was determined to fight "misinformation and rumours". Image: The Facebook-owned company has come under similar scrutiny to other social platforms over its stance on fake news The update, which drops...
Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

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talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… All the latest football news and gossip Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject the Blues’ bumper contract offer worth £85,000 a week and hold out for a move to German giants Bayern Munich as he feels he can develop his game more playing in the Bundesliga. (Mail on Sunday) West Ham forward Marco Arnautovic’s lucrative move to China has collapsed after an unnamed club pulled out of the proposed £45m deal. (FULL STORY) Chelsea have asked Spanish champions Barcelona about their £100m-rated Brazil and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26. (Daily Expres...
West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

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mot impressed The former Match of the Day broadcaster said the Austrian seeking a move to the Chinese Super League "does not sit well" with him Much-loved commentator John Motson has criticised Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China. The West Ham striker recently revealed he wanted to leave the Hammers amid reports of a £35million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League side. Motson says top players should want to remain in the Premier League Reports claim Arnautovic could earn up to £400,000 in China, and at 29 years old he feels it’s too good an offer to turn down. But Motson has admitted it “does not sit well” with him when top players want to leave the Premier League. The talkSPORT b...
Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook removes pages linked to Russian news agency

Technology
Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform. The social network's head of cyber security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post it had uncovered two separate operations which originated in Russia, with one active in multiple countries in eastern Europe and the other specific to Ukraine.The pages and accounts were run by the first Russian network and operated in Baltic Sea states, central Asia, the Caucasus and central and eastern Europe.Based on a tip from US law enforcement, Facebook said it had separately removed 107 pages, groups and accounts and 41 Instagram accounts that originated in Russia and operated in Ukraine.In a statement, it said: "We didn't find any links between these operations, b...
Leeds United transfer news: Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda reportedly a target for Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United transfer news: Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda reportedly a target for Marcelo Bielsa

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transfer report The 23-year-old is seen as an alternate option to first choice target Dan James Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda, according to reports. O’Dowda, the Republic of Ireland international, has scored two goals for the Robins this season, creating a further four as Lee Johnson’s side fight to finish in the play-off places. Despite starting less than half of City’s league matches this term, O’Dowda is considered an important member of Johnson’s squad and has a contract at Ashton Gate running until summer 2020. Johnson hopes O’Dowda signs a new contract with Bristol City Johnson has previously admitted he wants to tie O’Dowda down to a ...