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Some general comments about #WhatsApp forwards (especially during emergencies). Please try and verify news, before blindly forwarding. (1/n)
Google for more details, check multiple sources, VALIDATE against Websites/Twitter/Facebook feeds of 'official', 'verified' entities. (2/n)
When forwarding information, try and avoid plane text (it has no validating authority or time-stamp). Instead forward validated links. (3/n)
Example: instead of forwarding a traffic update text, better to forward this link from a validated source: (4/n)
Most 'official' authorities on Twitter, Facebook have a 'verified' "Blue-Tick". Or visit official websites of city/state/center govts. (5/n)
...and once again, do check the TIME-STAMP of the official news update as well. I have seen 'official' but old news getting forwarded. (n/n)
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