Government representatives are not happy with the latest changes made by WhatsApp to check fake messages. The steps do not meet the key demand of identifying message originators.
The messaging app, owned by Facebook, is under fire in India. People abused of the platform to circulate fake news that ended in mob fury across the country. According to reports, initiatives taken by WhatsApp do not meet government expectations in an attempt to curb fake news and do not meet the expectations on “traceability”.
Representatives of WhatsApp believe that mob violence requires government, civil society and technology companies to work together. To convince the Indian government of their commitment to tackle the issue, WhatsApp had registered a legal entity on India. A second notice had been served to WhatsApp to make sure that appropriate steps are taken to fond originators of provocative messages.
Social Media: Indian Government still not happy with WhatsApp measures