Fake videos and rumours of alleged child-lifters have resulted in mobs targetting innocent bystanders or visitors. On Sunday, a mob in the western state of Maharashtra set upon five people from a nomadic tribe of beggars, beating the victims to death and then turning on police who tried to intervene.
Conveying its deep disapproval to the top brass of WhatsApp, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) stated that the Facebook-owned company "cannot evade accountability and responsibility", according to an official statement.
The company, in the middle of a storm following the misuse of its platform to spread fake information, said it has made a number of updates to its group chats, and will "step up efforts" to help spot fakes.
"When rumours start circulating on social media, it takes some time to stop them completely", senior Assam police official Mukesh Agarwal told BBC Hindi's Dilip Kumar Sharma, adding that police were watching various social media sites to try to stop the spread of the messages.
The messaging service said it is giving users controls and information to help them stay safe, and that it plans to run long-term public safety advertising campaigns.
The firm has recently added a feature to its app preventing users from re-adding former members of messaging groups, and has enabled group administrators to decide who can send messages. They also said they're trying to see that messages aren't forwarded without reading&understanding.
In addition, it also said that it would soon launch an engagement programme with law enforcement officials across the country to ensure that "they [the officials] are familiar with our [WhatsApp's] approach, and how we can be helpful".
WhatsApp has already partnered with news organizations in Brazil and Mexico - with grants provided Facebook - to counter and fact-check news reports.
WhatsApp has taken cognisance of the Indian government's concerns about the propagation of fake news via its platform. In eastern Tripura, internet and SMS services were suspended last week after a "rumor buster" hired by the local government to educate local villagers was killed by a mob, Agence France-Presse reported.
Indian officials ordered more than 70 stoppages previous year compared with six in 2014, according to the Internet Shutdowns tracker portal. IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday warned the company to take immediate steps to check the menace.
Promotional material for this new streaming package indicates that it would essentially be the same as the current "Premium" tier. Currently, it costs £9.99 to subscribe to the Premium tier, which includes access to 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos where available.
The 12 kids and their 25-year-old coach got stuck in the cave, which they set out to explore after their practice on June 23. Earlier, Anupong Paojinda told The Bangkok Post: "As rain is forecast in the next few days, the evacuation must speed up".
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Last season with the Trail Blazers, Lillard ended up averaging 26.9 points per game to go along with 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Considering the moves the Lakers made after coming to terms with LeBron, it's not clear they have done that this offseason.
If you wish to report any comment, simply click on the down arrow next to the offending comment and click "Report". Harry Kane's performances in this World Cup have been in stark contrast to those during Euro 2016.
Ahead of the North Korea summit, some USA officials expressed concern about a meeting without any other aides present. Trump and Putin are set to meet on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, marking the pair's first formal bilateral meeting.
In 2014, Facebook purchased Moves , a fitness app that records your daily activity including walking, cycling and running. Bier's message suggests not, though he didn't go into further detail about the team or what they might be working on.
With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
Senator Sent Coat Hangers by Abortion Rights Activists
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ABC secures interview with Trump fixer Michael Cohen
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Luis Suarez expects Uruguay to cope without Edinson Cavani
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