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WhatsApp Now Has 2 Billion Active Users – Top Trending Stories

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!

#5

WhatsApp Now Has 2 Billion Active Users

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WhatsApp now has over 2 billion active users on its platform. Facebook which owns the messaging app has 2.5 billion users and Instagram has over 1 billion users (June 2018 data). Link.

#4

California Introduces Bill To Protect Restaurants Against Silicon Valley Firms

California Assembly is introducing a bill that will safeguard restaurants against the exploitative tactics of silicon valley delivery firms. The bill is focused on unethical practices such as adding restaurants without permission and withholding customer data. Link.

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#3

Reuters To Fact Check Instagram And Facebook Posts For 2020 Election

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Image Credits: Facebook

Facebook will pay Reuters to fact check its posts for the upcoming US elections in 2020. The fight is against fake news and deepfake videos. Reuters will scan posts of videos, photos, headlines and other items in English and Spanish for authenticity. Link.

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#2

Mobile World Conference Cancels Event Over Coronavirus Threat

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Organizers of MWC (Mobile World Conference) have officially called-off the event. MWC is probably the biggest event for the mobile industry. The reason behind the cancellation is the onset of Coronavirus in China. Even before the event was called off several multinational companies had pulled out of the event. Link.

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#1

 Essential No More?

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Image Credit: Essential Andy Rubin Twitter handle

Essential the hardware startup started by Andi Rubin is no more. After releasing only one product the company is done. Link.

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