Whatsapp to rein in the “sinister” messages in India is a Minister

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    India stated that Facebook owned whatsapp announced on Tuesday to develop tools that will fight the fake messages to help the country to deal with people whipping up public anger through the media sends the message in social networks.
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India stated that Facebook owned whatsapp announced on Tuesday to develop tools that will fight the fake messages to help the country to deal with people whipping up public anger through the media sends the message in social networks.

Whatsapp chief Executive officer Chris Daniels assured the Minister of information technology of India during a meeting in new Delhi.

Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the company to develop ways to trace the origin of the “sinister” messages, such as those that resulted in a series of mob beatings across the country this year.

“Higher mathematics is not needed to find the message,” Prasad said after the meeting, adding that the us tech giant agreed to the name of the complaints officer to consider matters in India.

The press-Secretary of Facebook in India has not responded to a request for comment.

India is the largest market for whatsapp with over 200 million users, says the man forward several messages, photos and videos than any other country.

There are also fears that supporters of the party can use social media platforms such as whatsapp, to spread false reports on the eve of national elections in India in 2019.

In July, whatsapp forwards said message will be limited to five chats at a time, as among individuals or groups, and said he would remove the fast forward button placed next to media reports.

Minister Prasad also said that whatsapp is working with law enforcement to address this issue and plans to hold a major campaign to educate consumers about the fake messages.

THE NUMBER OF PAYMENTS

Whatsapp will also perform the obligatory reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April said that all payments firms operating in a country should begin to store data locally for “unhindered access for observation,” said Prasad.

Currently, the Central Bank is working on guidelines relating to the Directive, which provoked a protest from companies like MasterCard, Visa and American Express, who fear that it will lead to higher cost of establishing data centers in the country and to ease the analysis of global models to detect fraud.

The lack of clarity in the Directive, RBI has postponed the launch of whatsapp in the inter-Bank money transfer service to India that he experienced earlier this year, previously said a source with direct knowledge of Reuters.

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