The hoaxes happen in WhatsApp day after day, and far from disappearing, which is the most serious. The new hoax that runs on WhatsApp is one that alerts of connectivity problems in hospitals due to the sending of messages, videos, downloads, etc.
It sounds ironic that in this hoax begged not to send messages, the hoax being a message sent by WhatsApp, which to the best of our knowledge, uses the network to reach the recipient.
WHO Bot on WhatsApp about the coronavirus: adelo
Mockery aside, WhatsApp hoaxes are dangerous, some even cause deaths. What is serious about hoaxes is the confusion they cause since, being in a state of alarm for the coronavirus, there comes a point where it is difficult to differentiate the real information from the false.
A few months ago we did an article where we gave some keys to detect hoaxes on WhatsApp. There are hoaxes of all kinds, from false health alerts, secret codes, coronavirus information, buying masks, etc. Not to mention the supposed advice of influencers to save us from the coronavirus.
But going back to the hoax, which we left capturing under these lines, we should only say that for the moment the hospital network has not suffered. The catastrophe of the situation would be a power outage of several hours. But hospitals do not affect whether a video, audio or photo is sent by WhatsApp, unless they are hoaxes that affect disinformation in a situation like the one we currently live in where healthcare is collapsed.
Although the only truth is something that we already reported yesterday, that the Internet connection is somewhat collapsed due to the quarantine and that some streaming platforms have decided to lower the quality of their content so as not to overload the network.
Continuing with the hoaxes, WhatsApp no longer knows how to stop this wave of false information and there are many methods that it has imposed, from reducing the number of forwardings, warning messages from the platform itself that this message has been forwarded several times and can be a hoax, until the search for messages within the app to confirm whether it is a hoax or not.
Now WhatsApp launches a small guide to indicate to the user how to act correctly in their application during quarantine by the coronavirus.
Finally, the only thing left to say is that we connect to the Internet in a responsible way, since, given this exceptional situation, the network could be even more affected.
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