How to tackle misinformation on WhatsApp

Rumors on WhatsApp have led to mob violence. Here’s how to prevent them — without sacrificing privacy.

I originally published this in Bloomberg Opinion in 2019. Reprinted with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author. For more detail addressing potential obstacles, see this follow-up post.

Founder of the Thoughtful Technology Project & GMF non-res fellow. Prev Tow fellow & Chief Technologist @ Center for Social Media Responsibility.