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When a text can trigger a lynching: Whatsapp struggles with incendiary messages in India

Updated : June 25, 2018 02:56 PM IST

The essence of the message, written in Hindi, was that 500 people disguised as beggars were roaming the area so that they could kill people to harvest their organs.
Police officers who joined several local WhatsApp groups, found three men circulating the message and they were arrested, said Jayadevan A, the police chief for Balaghat district, where the incident occurred.
When a text can trigger a lynching: Whatsapp struggles with incendiary messages in India

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