Facebook denies report claiming WhatsApp messages are not end-to-end encrypted

A new report had exposed some shocking details about WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption method. The report stated that contrary to the company’s claims, the messages are not end-to-end encrypted. Facebook has now issued a new statement refuting the claims of the report. A ProPublica report titled “How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users” claimed that WhatsApp has more than 1,000 contract workers in Austin, Texas Dublin and Singapore where they examine millions of pieces of users’ content.

"WhatsApp provides a way for people to report spam or abuse, which includes sharing the most recent messages in a chat. This feature is important for preventing the worst abuse on the internet. We strongly disagree with the notion that accepting reports a user chooses to send us is incompatible with end-to-end encryption. In India, in accordance with the Government’s IT Rules 2021, we also publish Monthly Reports that contain details of how WhatsApp keeps users safe and prevents abuse on the platform on the basis of user reports. WhatsApp remains deeply committed to privacy and user-safety," WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement.

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