Economy WhatsApp rejects government demand of tracing message origins; Says cannot undermine privacy Updated : August 24, 2018 07:29 AM IST The company continues to hold its stance that it cannot trace origin of messages because of end-to-end encryption. Over the past few months, WhatsApp has drawn flak over its use in spreading fake news. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.