WhatsApp-measure to spam to prevent it is to bypass

A measure that is WhatsApp has taken it to spam on its platform, it can be bypassed with software that converted 12,50 euro to purchase, it turns out Wednesday from research by Reuters news agency.

In India, with 200 million users, the largest market of the company, be antispammaatregelen circumvented by marketing agencies, local politicians and political activists, according to research.

WhatsApp limited to the forwarding of messages in January to a maximum of five persons. The company did this after in India messages were distributed to lynching. Dozens of people were killed.

With the software, it is possible to the limit of five persons to circumvent and messages to thousands of people at the same time.

According to sources of Reuters, the demand for the software increased during the Indian elections, which until may 19 last. The two largest parties, the Bharatiya Janata y (BJP) and the INC, would have an interest in the spamtool.

A WhatsApp spokesperson let Reuters know that abuse of this kind of products is not allowed. The company, which is part of Facebook, says to take legal action. The company sends providers spamdiensten a letter with the request to stop.

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