Gov’t takes acton against Whats app lynching


After the suffering of mob lynching in Whatsapp the ministry of Information technology had written to Whats app exhorting them to take immediate steps to tackle the menace of misuse of their platform wherein inflammatory messages were circulated that led to unfortunate incidents. On the same day Whats app responded indicating their initiative to mark forwarded messages and to step up efforts to detect fake news.

Law enforcement agencies have detected that provocative and inflammatory messages have led the rampage by mob on the people they doubt as a dacoit.

Whats app has been requested to come out with more effective solutions that can bring in accountability and facilitate enforcement of law in addition to their efforts towards labeling forwards and identifying fake news. It has been conveyed to them in unmistakable terms that it is a very serious issue which deserves a more sensitive response.

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