The professor suggests that the origin can be traced by embedding sender's information alongside content.
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The 2019 parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media affects Indian democratic life.
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Facebook’s role in taking down posts threatening electoral democracy needs to be understood better.
Abhijit Bose is the first top-level executive to be hired for WhatsApp in India.
WhatsApp overtook Facebook with its monthly active users on both Android and iOS last September.
WhatsApp will invest even more in its second phase of advertisements that will kick off by March end.
The amendment also proposes tech companies to deploy tools to "identify" and curb unlawful content.
Against backdrop of mob lynching incidents triggered on WhatsApp, govt is exploring ways to curb misuse of such platforms.
Saying that messages are encrypted, WhatsApp has previously declined to trace the origin of messages.
The researchers will work towards finding out what spreads misinformation and how to curb fake news.