ProPublica has claimed in a report that the data of users in WhatsApp is not secure. Facebook has deployed moderators for this, who are keeping an eye on the messages of the users.
There has been a big allegation on WhatsApp regarding privacy. It is being told that the company may claim end-to-end encryption here, but in reality it is just a show. ProPublica has claimed this in its investigative report.
According to the report, with 200 million users of WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg’s company has been cheating for a long time. Zuckerberg has been claiming that no one else can see the messages, photos and videos sent by users on WhatsApp, but the reality is quite the opposite.
The company itself has made arrangements for this. These accounts are being monitored by the contract employees of the company for the past several months. Every message, photo and video is being viewed from here. Its moderators can read messages from more than two billion users, regardless of privacy and security.
WhatsApp is known for its promise of an end-to-end encryption platform. Where only the sender and receiver of the message can read it, no third person can reach it. The promise of end-to-end was the main marketing of WhatsApp. People used to believe in it for this reason, but the report that is coming now is telling a different story.
Responding to the matter, Mark Zuckerberg said that WhatsApp does not have moderators, who monitor or read conversations. The Facebook CEO has said that the reports are not accurate and the app features a private and secure conversation through the application.
However, according to news website Gizmodo, there is a lot of evidence on WhatsApp’s moderators and data surveillance, something the company has repeatedly denied.
ProPublica has said that the posting of content reviewers clearly shows that Facebook has breached the privacy of users. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, since then the company has been trying to make maximum profit from it and data monitoring is also being seen from this perspective.