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How WhatsApp is being abused in Brazil's elections 
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Political campaigners in Brazil have used software that scrapes Facebook for citizens' phone numbers, and then automatically sends them WhatsApp messages and adds them to WhatsApp groups.

Almost three weeks ago, 147 million voters in the country went to the polls for legislative elections and the first round of the presidential elections.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45956557

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Surely that's something that WhatsApp needs to sort out. You shouldn't be automatically added to a group. Surely the app should send an invite (which you can reject) if someone wants you to join.

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Surely that's something that WhatsApp needs to sort out. You shouldn't be automatically added to a group. Surely the app should send an invite (which you can reject) if someone wants you to join.


Indeed. It’s something I can imagine is annoying. You can add people to groups on FaceBook without their permission too, which is also sucky. I’ve had to leave groups I’ve been added to without my permission. You’re then in a potentially annoying situation where you have to explain why you left...

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