Government sends second notice to WhatsApp for not able to control fake news. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) sent another notice to the messaging app WhatsApp on Thursday ordering it to work out a more compelling answer for handle counterfeit or fake news.
This is the second notice to WhatsApp by the Ministry. The Ministry had sent a letter on July 3 to address the issue of provocative messages that were circling on the messaging platform prompting vicious episodes, for example, lynching.
Alluding to the ongoing lynching incidents including a 32-year-old techie in Bidar, Karnataka, on doubt of kid lifting because of a phony WhatsApp message, the Ministry said in a press proclamation, It is lamented that the monstrosity of the test and the uncontrolled manhandle occurring in the nation is prompting continued dispatching of violations.
As indicated by the announcement, WhatsApp isn’t finding a way to address the widespread course of fake and irresponsible messages in expansive volumes on their stage.” “There is a need for bringing in traceability and accountability when a provocative / inflammatory message is detected and a request is made by law enforcement agencies,” according to the statement.
It included that the medium utilized for such engendering can’t avoid the obligation and stay quiet observers they are at risk to be dealt with as abettors and will from that point confront resulting lawful activity, the announcement included.
This is a serious issue that really needs to be addressed and solved, at the earliest. Not just the brand name but the value of it is demeaning because of uncontrolled provocative and fake circulations of news. Being such a magnanimous brand and a messaging platforms it becomes the responsibility of the concerns to solve this issues.
In the next edition of this article, will surely point out the remedies to this issue. Stating how can it be solved with some simple ideas.