A limit on forwarding messages has been extended from India to the rest of the world, but more needs to be done by all parties, says Sarvjeet Singh
By Sarvjeet Singh
In the US and Europe, Facebook stands accused of facilitating the spread of propaganda and fake news. In India, Facebook’s subsidiary WhatsApp is under the same pressure, charged with the spread of misinformation from political parties, and more dangerous material: last year, at least 35 people in India were killed by violent mobs incited by rumours of child abduction spread through WhatsApp.
How do we fight back? Following an outcry, and under government pressure in its biggest market, WhatsApp …