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Why India needs to stick to its Good Morning messages instead of believing in fake news

Jul 06, 2018 19:17
New Delhi

Just 6 months from the time this report was first published, India is now facing another crucial problem related to messages on WhatsApp – this time a very negative one.

If you are a WhatsApp user, you must have come across several messages and videos that force you to think where exactly our country is heading towards.

As per several recent reports, numerous mob-lynching cases have taken place in different parts of India solely and entirely based on messages being spread via WhatsApp. Despite no proper verification or credibility to such messages, large part of our society blindly believes in them.

In last few months, fake videos and news reports have been circulated on different social media platforms that have not only triggered anger and tension between the people, but has also resulted in deaths of many innocent people.

Related: Mob lynching: Are we heading towards a Hobbesian reality?

Cases from Maharashtra, Assam, Tamil Nadu have been widely discussed in the media. But there are several other cases that go unnoticed. More than a dozen people have been killed across India since May in violence related to messages being circulated on WhatsApp.

Here are some gory examples of vigilantism fed by false WhatsApp messages:

The government has now stepped up pressure on WhatsApp to check on the circulation of fake messages.

India should probably go back to exchanging ‘Good Morning’ messages once again instead of reading and following fake messages that only incite hatred and violence.

Source: Mi Browser

Jul 06, 2018 19:17
New Delhi

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