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Mob lynched due to fake news, Govt targets Whatsapp

Mob lynched due to fake news, Govt targets Whatsapp

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Mob lynching of five people in Maharashtra, after fake messages about them were circulated on Whatsapp, has led the Indian government to take action against fake news. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has stated that Whatsapp has been asked to control the circulation of social media rumours in order to protect people against provocative news. Other attacks due to the fake news have also surfaced recently.

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