WhatsApp Has to Respond to Modern Day Lynchings

It was only the most recent event in a fake-news crisis that’s seized India, which in recent months has seen dozens of mob lynchings sparked by rumors that have spread virally on social media. According to Business-Standard, over the past 18 months, there have been 33 people killed and at least 99 injured in 69 reported lynchings.

This article on Sophos’ Naked Security Blog shows we still have a long way to go as a society. When large groups of people blindly accept information without any validation, and KILL others, wow.

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