I have tried M-x whitespace-mode but it does not do anything.

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The following snippet worked for me:

;; source: https://tech.tonyballantyne.com/2023/01/23/whitespace-mode/
(use-package! whitespace
    whitespace-style '(face tabs tab-mark spaces space-mark trailing newline newline-mark)
    whitespace-display-mappings '(
      (space-mark   ?\     [?\u00B7]     [?.])
      (space-mark   ?\xA0  [?\u00A4]     [?_])
      (newline-mark ?\n    [182 ?\n])
      (tab-mark     ?\t    [?\u00BB ?\t] [?\\ ?\t])))
  (global-whitespace-mode +1))

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