How WhatsApp Leads Mobs to Murder in India

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 25/11/2018 23:29

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April.

One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani.

She and four family members were driving to a temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in May. A mob on this road mistook them for “child lifters” and assaulted them.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/23/technology/whatsapp-india-killings-ES.html

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