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Encouraging Popular Political Participation and Effective Election Monitoring Through Whatsapp Social Media Platforms

Ikegbunam, Peter .C, Assistant lecturer, Paul University Awka
2021 International journal of social science and human research  
Findings revealed that WhatsApp use encouraged popular participation and electoral process monitoring.  ...  The study which examined a total of 318 respondents sampled from select WhatsApp groups of the two leading political parties adopted the survey research method with the social media engagement and technological  ...  WhatsApp therefore, permeates the population, reveal what previous public offices had done and put them into check.  ... 
doi:10.47191/ijsshr/v4-i4-18 fatcat:fka7xwjiazgexelew7h45lay6e

Use of WhatsApp to monitor proper brace application and compliance in a case of clubfoot: a feasibility report

Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
2018 International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics  
WhatsApp is one of the leading media platforms to share views and news to a connected group and is widely used for its simple interface and ease of application.  ...  We hereby describe feasibility of its use in home monitoring of brace application in a case of clubfoot by collaborating with parents.  ...  The parents were called for visit for retraining and then proper application was checked regularly on WhatsApp.  ... 
doi:10.18203/issn.2455-4510.intjresorthop20183686 fatcat:cds7nz4uozf73imuxujg6zeiem

WhatsApp: Creating a virtual teacher community for supporting and monitoring after a professional development programme

Maglin Moodley
2019 South African Journal of Education  
This study explores how teachers and officials from a rural district in South Africa used the WhatsApp platform as a virtual community of practice to aid in monitoring and support after attending a professional  ...  The data used in this study was collected from the WhatsApp conversations held amongst teachers and officials.  ...  This was due to the fact that officials had to travel vast distances to monitor and support individual teachers. As a result, only few teachers were monitored and supported in the first month.  ... 
doi:10.15700/saje.v39n2a1323 fatcat:mve3zkqmgrayvf4bhumwq2u2ju

Can WhatsApp Benefit from Debunked Fact-Checked Stories to Reduce Misinformation? [article]

Julio C. S. Reis, Philipe de Freitas Melo, Kiran Garimella, Fabrício Benevenuto
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We posit that such misinformation content could be prevented if WhatsApp had a means to flag already fact-checked content.  ...  In this work, using public WhatsApp data, we observe that misinformation has been largely shared on WhatsApp public groups even after they were already fact-checked by popular fact-checking agencies.  ...  In our analysis, we found that a significant part of misinformation shared in the groups we monitor were done after the content was fact-checked as misinformation by the fact-checking agencies.  ... 
arXiv:2006.02471v2 fatcat:3jzr4zu3gfgipod4okz3dqthma

"WhatsApp, Teacher?" - Student Perspectives on Teacher-Student WhatsApp Interactions in Secondary Schools

2018 Journal of Information Technology Education  
Findings: The combined findings reveal that classroom WhatsApp groups have become a central channel of communication for school-related topics.  ...  It is used primarily for organizational purposes (sending and receiving updates and managing learning activities), as well as a means for teachers to enforce discipline.  ...  Even though teachers are required to communicate and send updates, instructions, and assignment through the LMSs, students rarely check in on these systems.  ... 
doi:10.28945/4081 fatcat:xfmsvy67wjg2vdaqmimkkazapu

Reporting Key Performance Indicator for Driver Using Whatsapp

Rintis Mardika Sunarto, Computer Science Department, BINUS Graduate Program-Master of Computer Science, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia., Abba Suganda Girsang, Melva Hermayanty Saragih
2021 International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering  
XYZ is a company that provides organized professional services and strict recruitment principles, even before starting work for drivers it must do training for 3 days.  ...  With this problem, the whatsapp chat application is chosen as media reporting, because according to the statistics of active media users, whatsapp will make it easier for drivers and customers to connect  ...  System Design and Activity To interact with the Bot, at the beginning the user only needs to send a "/ hello" message, the system will check if the user's Whatsapp number is on the PT. XYZ system.  ... 
doi:10.46338/ijetae0621_08 fatcat:aciels5tjzealmrp2mue4gjdpq

Can WhatsApp benefit from debunked fact-checked stories to reduce misinformation?

Julio C. S. Reis, Philipe Melo, Kiran Garimella, Fabrício Benevenuto
2020 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
We posit that such misinformation content could be prevented if WhatsApp had a means to flag already fact-checked content.  ...  This data was used to perform a series of experiments to evaluate whether debunked fact-checked stories are shared on WhatsApp;  ...  In our analysis, we found that a significant part of misinformation shared in the groups we monitor were done after the content was fact-checked as misinformation by the fact-checking agencies.  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-035 fatcat:snx7oatgxneylf3tez5rteeln4

A Dataset of Fact-Checked Images Shared on WhatsApp During the Brazilian and Indian Elections [article]

Julio C. S. Reis, Philipe de Freitas Melo, Kiran Garimella, Jussara M. Almeida, Dean Eckles, Fabrício Benevenuto
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper opens a novel dataset to the research community containing fact-checked fake images shared through WhatsApp for two distinct scenarios known for the spread of fake news on the platform: the  ...  In this work, we performed an extensive data collection from a large set of WhatsApp publicly accessible groups and fact-checking agency websites.  ...  This data is based on a collection of messages shared on the monitored WhatsApp groups, along with data gathered from fact-checking websites and manual expert annotation.  ... 
arXiv:2005.02443v1 fatcat:onblrr5pv5expgl5nju7gloiq4

WhatsApp and political instability in Brazil: targeted messages and political radicalisation

Rafael Evangelista, Fernanda Bruno
2019 Internet Policy Review  
WhatsApp popularity, a platform with affordances that favours the spread of misinformation.  ...  One of the hypotheses for this electoral success is that his campaign built a specific communication strategy that used internet platforms to communicate directly with different groups of voters.  ...  An accurate image is described by Luca Belli: "fact-checking is too expensive for the average Brazilian" (2018).  ... 
doi:10.14763/2019.4.1434 fatcat:td4ktr4q2nf6vfncoomemx6egm

Can WhatsApp Counter Misinformation by Limiting Message Forwarding? [article]

Philipe de Freitas Melo, Carolina Coimbra Vieira, Kiran Garimella, Pedro O. S. Vaz de Melo, Fabrício Benevenuto
2019 arXiv   pre-print
WhatsApp has been deploying measures to mitigate this problem, such as reducing the limit for forwarding a message to at most five users at once.  ...  In this work, we propose a methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of such measures on the spreading of misinformation circulating on WhatsApp.  ...  For example, a fact checking agency in Brazil checked the top 61 images shared in these groups, finding that only 10% of them are true [1] .  ... 
arXiv:1909.08740v2 fatcat:nffc66k2nfhrpmmctzcolilry4

A Hierarchical Network-Oriented Analysis of User Participation in Misinformation Spread on WhatsApp [article]

Gabriel Peres Nobre, Carlos H. G. Ferreira, Jussara M. Almeida
2021 arXiv   pre-print
WhatsApp emerged as a major communication platform in many countries in the recent years.  ...  Indeed, WhatsApp has reportedly been used as a forum of misinformation campaigns with significant social, political and economic consequences in several countries.  ...  fact-checking sites.  ... 
arXiv:2109.10462v1 fatcat:clue4672onc3beahil4s5nzyua

Research note: Tiplines to uncover misinformation on encrypted platforms: A case study of the 2019 Indian general election on WhatsApp

Ashkan Kazemi, Kiran Garimella, Gautam Kishore Shahi, Devin Gaffney, Scott A. Hale
2022 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
In this paper, we analyze the usefulness of a crowd-sourced tipline through which users can submit content ("tips") that they want fact-checked.  ...  We found that tiplines are a very useful lens into WhatsApp conversations: a significant fraction of messages and images sent to the tipline match with the content being shared on public WhatsApp groups  ...  Rada Mihalcea for valuable feedback and data access.  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-91 fatcat:bexwd6up7fe6xgmeqvdv2repyi

Millennial generation and family literacy within the dissemination of hoax in Whatsapp group

Ririn Puspita Tutiasri, Ade Kusuma
2020 Informasi  
The opportunity of disseminating Hoax through a family group in WhatsApp is higher because of the mutual trust among family members and shared the information without clarifying it.  ...  Media literacy is necessary for millennials considering this generation is familiar with modern technology. Data are collected through observations and in-depth interviews.  ...  Hoax is a manipulation of fact which turns into false information for specific purposes.  ... 
doi:10.21831/informasi.v50i2.28463 fatcat:eggrvqsmj5ggxay7ds5yzq6k6e

WhatsApp and Google Drive Influence on Pre-service Students' Learning

Antonio-José Moreno-Guerrero, Carmen Rodríguez-Jiménez, Magdalena Ramos-Navas-Parejo, Rebeca Soler-Costa, Jesús López-Belmonte
2020 Frontiers in Education  
The aim of the study is to analyze the impact of WhatsApp and Google Drive on the monitoring of training practices among preservice students using a traditional, face-to-face methodology.  ...  Conclusions show that applying a monitoring method with these technological tools leads to an increase in students' motivation mainly as it allows a more direct interaction between the teacher and the  ...  Therefore, the versatility of the technological tools allows for a wide range of possibilities, without forgetting that for each educational stage the monitoring method should be a key issue.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2020.00152 fatcat:pruykyli6rg5pgfz6uaxjwhfge

Digital Colonialism on Digital Natives: A WhatsApp Usage Perspective

Karachi Benson Ruth Oji, Emmanuel Ezimako Nzeaka
2020 UJAH Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities  
In the new media debate, digital colonialism has become a topic of serious contention.  ...  surer of the level of influence of internet based apps on digital natives, it is recommended that further studies be conducted that will investigate the amount of time they spend on other apps, using a  ...  to WhatsApp," "In fact, I check WhatsApp only twice a day", "There are many important things to be done than being on WhatsApp", "I'm not addicted to its use", "I'm not always on WhatsApp", and I barely  ... 
doi:10.4314/ujah.v21i1.2 fatcat:3lzyhgunlrfk3defzucrmbqxvu
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