WhatsApp begins its difficult battle against fake news in India

Following a recent string of lynchings across India, largely fueled by misinformation spread via WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service is responding to the government’s demands to tackle the issue of fake news and rumors on its platform. RS Prasad, the country’s current Union Minister for Law and Justice, and Electronics and Information Technology, called on WhatsApp to focus on security-related aspects of its service last week, as India is its largest market with more than 200 million users. India is one of the biggest markets for Whatsapp having biggest user base in the world. Therefore, it is important for Whatsapp…

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