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Detecting Misinformation on WhatsApp without Breaking Encryption

@article{Reis2020DetectingMO,
  title={Detecting Misinformation on WhatsApp without Breaking Encryption},
  author={Julio C. S. Reis and Philipe de Freitas Melo and Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella and Fabr{\'i}cio Benevenuto},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2006.02471}
}
  • Julio C. S. Reis, Philipe de Freitas Melo, +1 author Fabrício Benevenuto
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • The popularity of smartphone messaging apps like WhatsApp are revolutionizing how many users communicate and interact with the internet. Characteristics such as the immediacy of messages directly delivered to the user's phone and secure communication through end-to-end encryption have made this tool unique but also allowed it to be extensively abused to create and spread misinformation. Due to the private encrypted nature of the messages it is hard to track the dissemination of misinformation… CONTINUE READING

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