Day: June 19, 2018

WhatsApp viral message: ‘Modi government to ban WhatsApp use in country?’ Here’s the truth

WhatsApp viral message: ‘Modi government to ban WhatsApp use in country?’ Here’s the truth

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A fake report being circulated on Whatsapp, and through e-mails, claims that the Narendra Modi government may ban the use of popular messaging platform WhatsApp in the country “as it is terrorist’s favourite app for messaging”. However, this is not true. The report, dated June 14, 2018 says: “At a meeting in New Delhi yesterday, the ministry expressed its concern over anti-national elements in the country using social media apps to carry out their activities.” While it is true that top officials recently held a meeting in the wake of reports of growing use of WhatsApp by terrorists, they didn’t mull a nationwide ban on the use of WhatsApp. Instead, news agency PTI reported on June 11 that the Modi government is planning to examine the feasibility of blocking WhatsApp calling services in