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.