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WhatsApp sets rules to curb violence in India

by Futures Centre, Jul 20
1 minute read

WhatsApp is limiting how many times messages can be forwarded in India, to curb the spread of false information that some believe to have caused mob lynchings. Under the new limits, a single person will only be able to forward a message five times, rather than to large groups. 

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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market, and users there forward more messages than in any other country. WhatsApp is also India’s largest internet-based service, and has been warned by the Government that it must not remain “passive” with regards to its social impact. 




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