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India lynchings prompt WhatsApp action on false rumors

Messaging app castigated after violence but experts point to deeper problems

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In recent months, several people have been killed in mob violence in India after rumors of them being involved in child-kidnapping gangs were spread through WhatsApp.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- WhatsApp has responded to government criticism following a spate of lynchings that were allegedly provoked by the spread of false rumors through its service and launched an awareness campaign to help users spot fake information.

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