WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India to counter mob lynching
Several people have lost their lives in the past one year in India by lynch mobs after rumours of child lifting triggered via messages on WhatsApp.
Lynching continues in Assam amid rumours of firecrackers, cow-slaughter, child -trafficking
According to reports, at least 20 people were killed in 14 separate incidents between May and July 2018 in various parts of India.
WhatsApp to work with Indian experts to curb lynching
WhatsApp said it would fund research to find out why misinformation spreads on the platform like wildfire in India.
Assam lynching: Media houses, students launch campaigns on social media use
Two men were pulled out of their vehicle at Panjuri in Karbi Anglong district and beaten to death by a mob which believed they were child-lifters following dissemination of fake news on social media.
Five more arrested in Assam lynching case, toll recahes 71
The five arrested today were--Raikom Timung, Mensing Kro, Roben Mech, Bikram Hanse and Protap Kro.
Assam lynching: one more arrested, total tally rises to 31
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced to conduct the trial of the lynching in a fast track court.
Assam lynching: 16 arrested, strict vigil on social media
Among those arrested, included the man who allegedly fanned the rumour on social media that child lifters have entered Assam, Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters.
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