Government gives second notice to WhatsApp, warns of legal action

New Delhi: The government has sent another notice to WhatsApp, asking for an effective solution to stop the spread of fake and misleading messages. The government has warned the company that those who become the medium of rumors will also be found guilty and they will also face legal action if they remain silent spectators.सरकार ने WhatsApp को भेजा दूसरा नोटिस, कानूनी कार्रवाई की दी चेतावनी

Due to the spread of fake and misleading messages in the country, the government has taken a tough stand on WhatsApp even after several cases of violence, including the murder of innocent persons, have been reported. The government has already warned WhatsApp to stop such news and messages like this. The Ministry of Information Technology said, "When rumors or fake reports are spread by the bad elements, such misdemeanors can not escape the responsibilities and accountability of the media. If they remain mute, they will be considered as carriers of these messages and then they will have to face further legal action.

The Ministry said that it has asked the Whatsap to get a more effective solution for greater accountability and better enforcement of law. The ministry said, "They have been told in a precise tone that this is a very serious issue and needs to be taken in a very responsible manner."

Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha that he would meet various stakeholders including political parties to prevent misuse of social media. Prasad had earlier told Whatsapp that he could not escape responsibility and accountability. After this, Whatsapp announced a new feature, under which consumers can identify that the sender sent to them has forwarded it when received from a different location. For this, the company has arranged for 'forward label'.
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