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WhatsApp moves to combat false news in Pakistan

World’s popular messaging app WhatsApp has taken a full-page newspaper add in a local English daily apprising users ways to spot spread of false and fake news. As elections are also approaching near, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp finds it…

WhatsApp asked to curb spread of false messages

MUMBAI: India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months.…

When a WhatsApp text can trigger a lynching

MUMBAI: A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India’s central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people…