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WhatsApp offers resource hub for netizens’ safety in India

WhatsApp offers resource hub for netizens’ safety in India
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23 Feb, 2022
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WhatsApp has rolled out a dedicated ‘Safety in India’ resource hub, which highlights a host of safety measures for netizens in the country. The Meta-owned company claims that the resource hub explores several important topics around online safety, privacy and security. 

It also debunks common myths, in addition to creating awareness on how users can safeguard themselves from potential cyber scams in today’s digitally connected world, WhatsApp said in a statement.

“Safety of our users is at the core of everything we do at WhatsApp and launching a dedicated ‘Safety in India’ resource hub is a way of reiterating our commitment to educating and empowering users to take control of their online safety,” Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp. 

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WhatsApp claims that the resource hub is being introduced to build awareness about the various safety measures and in-built product features that empower users to take control of their safety while using the service. It also highlights advanced technology that WhatsApp deploys along with India specific processes that help prevent the spread of misinformation and any form of abuse on the platform, as claimed by the company. 

“Over the years we have made significant product changes to help enhance user security and privacy. Besides continuous product innovations, we have also consistently invested in state-of-the-art technology, artificial intelligence, data scientists, experts, and processes, to support user safety,” Bose added. 

On similar lines, Google had also ramped up its resources in India last year to respond to online threats. Apart from introducing the ‘Global Kids Safety program’ in the country, the company had also rolled out an updated ‘Google Safety Centre’ in eight Indian languages.

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