The chat platform did not say whether its movement in India has proven its effectiveness. The reduced limit would delay the spread of rumors, but it does not have to stop them – people can still distribute fake or doctors' media. This, however, is a step that is growing recognition in Facebook that its services can play a role in promoting disinformation. Its extreme encryption remains a key selling point, especially in countries where government surveillance is widespread. WhatsApp will not weaken this security to check the content of the messages, so it's limited in what it can do to respond to the messages itself.