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WhatsApp ‘Horrified’ Over Spate Of Lynchings In India, Promises Action

JUL 4, 2018: WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumors shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. The killings are linked to “irresponsible and explosive messages” on the platform, said the ministry of electronics. More than 20 people have been killed in mostly rural areas of India in the last two months, according to media reports, after rumors were spread on smartphones about child kidnappers, thieves and sexual predators. At least 16 mobRead More