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IT Ministry warns WhatsApp over Fake News

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) has warned WhatsApp over the circulation of fake news on it’s app, which has led to a number of mob lynchings in the past few weeks. The ministry released a press release yesterday saying that recent killings of innocent people over provocative and irresponsibly circulated messages is deeply painful and regrettable. The ministry further says that the law and order bodies are going to look at the matter at their level but circulation of such messages over and over is a matter of serious concern. MEITY said that it has contacted WhatsApp’s senior management to look over the matter. Deep disapproval of such developments has been conveyed to the senior management of the WhatsApp and they have been advised that necessary remedial measures should be taken to prevent proliferation of these fake and…

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