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We know relatively little about how messaging platforms are reshaping political parties’ internal operations. Unless we turn the spotlight on these internal dynamics, shadow organisations inside parties will continue to influence politics with no accountability.
First tested in India during 2018, WhatsApp has now officially introduced a payments feature for its approximately 120 million users in Brazil. The feature is expected to be rolled out to other markets.
WhatsApp played an important, and not necessarily negative , role during the Nigerian elections. Fully 91% of the people who were interviewed by researchers were active WhatsApp users; as one person put it: I use WhatsApp more than I use the toilet.