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WhatsApp can trace message origin, IIT Madras professor suggests two methods
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WhatsApp can trace message origin, IIT Madras professor suggests two methods

The professor suggests that the origin can be traced by embedding sender's information alongside content.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With polls underway, WhatsApp and other social media apps being used in a far uglier manner
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With polls underway, WhatsApp and other social media apps being used in a far uglier manner

The 2019 parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media affects Indian democratic life.

Misleading takedowns: Facebook needs to be a lot more transparent when it comes to banning Pages, Groups
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Misleading takedowns: Facebook needs to be a lot more transparent when it comes to banning Pages, Groups

Facebook’s role in taking down posts threatening electoral democracy needs to be understood better.

WhatsApp will take more measures to limit viral content: India chief Abhijit Bose
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WhatsApp will take more measures to limit viral content: India chief Abhijit Bose

Abhijit Bose is the first top-level executive to be hired for WhatsApp in India.

WhatsApp surpasses Facebook in terms of monthly active users, India top market
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WhatsApp surpasses Facebook in terms of monthly active users, India top market

WhatsApp overtook Facebook with its monthly active users on both Android and iOS last September.

WhatsApp has spent Rs 120 crore in India to combat the fake news problem: Report
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WhatsApp has spent Rs 120 crore in India to combat the fake news problem: Report

WhatsApp will invest even more in its second phase of advertisements that will kick off by March end.

Govt may amend IT law to allow shutdown of apps, sites that spread fake news
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Govt may amend IT law to allow shutdown of apps, sites that spread fake news

The amendment also proposes tech companies to deploy tools to "identify" and curb unlawful content.

Government may amend IT rules to identify and curb origin of unlawful content
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Government may amend IT rules to identify and curb origin of unlawful content

Against backdrop of mob lynching incidents triggered on WhatsApp, govt is exploring ways to curb misuse of such platforms.

WhatsApp asked by government to trace origin of messages spreading misinformation
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WhatsApp asked by government to trace origin of messages spreading misinformation

Saying that messages are encrypted, WhatsApp has previously declined to trace the origin of messages.

WhatsApp has hired 20 research teams worldwide to curb misinformation spread
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WhatsApp has hired 20 research teams worldwide to curb misinformation spread

The researchers will work towards finding out what spreads misinformation and how to curb fake news.