The government has asked WhatsApp to curb fake news, videos and photos. After this, Whatsapp has taken the necessary steps to change some of its features.
Killing of false rumors:
Let us tell you that in the last few months in several parts of the country including rumors of the killing of more than 20 people have emerged.
Last week, five people were sentenced to death for suspected to steal the village child of Dhule district of Maharashtra. The video related to this case was being shared on WhatsApp on the last several days.
At the same time, a similar case has been reported in Jharkhand, in which 7 people were beaten to death in the name of theft of the child. Such cases have been found in many states including Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Assam.
The government warned:
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said, “It is becoming a matter of concern for India and India to repeatedly share such misleading and fake videos and content on WhatsApp.
The Ministry has started paying attention to these incidents as well as the damage caused by rumors spreading on the platform. If it is not banned, then the government will take stern action against this matter. “
These changes made by Whatsapp:
Whatsapp spokeswoman said, “Whatsapp is worried about the security of its users. Through this project, we are working with an academic expert in India to find out how this platform is being used to spread false information. “After the government’s objection, the Send Permission feature on WhatsApp was activated. is. Instant Messaging App Whatsapp has released a new feature for Group Admins.
This feature has rollout for Whatsapp Beta Android app’s 2.18.201 version and iPhone app 2.18.70 Stable version. If news reports, it will be released soon in Windows Phone. Under this feature, if WhatsApp group Administrator will be able to control the messages in the group. It will not be able to send non-essential messages to the group.