New Delhi: Government has conveyed WhatsApp that it must take immediate actions to ensure that their platform is not used for mala fide activities.
Read in Hindi: व्हाट्सएप रोके अपना दुरुपयोग, सरकार ने दी चेतावनी
Instances of the lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently because of a large number of irresponsible and explosive messages filled with rumors and provocation are being circulated on WhatsApp. The unfortunate killings are reported from many states such as Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura and West Bengal.
‘…While the Law and order machinery is taking steps to apprehend the culprits, the abuse of platform like WhatsApp for repeated circulation of such provocative content are equally a matter of deep concern…’, says a press statement released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Deep disapproval of such developments has been conveyed to the senior management of the WhatsApp and they have been advised that necessary remedial measures should be taken to prevent the proliferation of these fake and at times motivated or sensational messages. The Government has also directed that spread of such messages should be immediately contained through the application of appropriate technology.
It has also been pointed out that such platform cannot evade accountability and responsibility especially when good technological inventions are abused by some miscreants who resort to provocative messages which lead to spread of violence.