Most of us have seen chain letters before. They have circulated around internet comment sections, forums and email clients for the better part of the last two decades. While the trend has mostly died out in recent years, it’s still going strong in a few corners of the internet.
One such corner happens to be popular messaging platform WhatsApp, where the spread of false rumors led to the death of 7 Indian individuals last year. Following that tragedy, WhatsApp seems to be taking steps to mitigate the spread of spam messages.