Spotting misinformation on WhatsApp

Misinformation is costing lives and prolonging the pandemic. And on WhatsApp it travels fast and far.

False information can spread quickly on WhatsApp because it can be hard to trace where a message comes from

Forwarded messages can be particularly dangerous as it looks like the messages have come from friends or family, but actually they may been forwarded on from an unreliable source.

This video shows how to spot a forwarded message, and how you can help to stop it spreading.