In 2018, fake news were came to the fore after the elections of Brasil. Whatsapp has made an announcement about the fake news that is done through social media channels. After the decision that is made by Whatsapp, nearly half a million accounts are banned.
For now, there is no information about how many candidates were affected from this situation. Furthermore, Whatsapp said that they banned the robots from sending bulk messages.
They also banned sending messages without permission and creating groups. The company highlighted that the Whatsapp is an encrypted application and the decisions that they are making is only to target the accounts’ behaviour, not to block bulk messages or automatic messages.