India 'Whatsapp murders': Phone rumours spark frenzied mobs

The Indian government is under pressure to take action against Whatsapp. Fake news spread by the messaging service is considered responsible for a string of horrific murders.

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    In India, action is being demanded by the grieving parents of victims of so-called "WhatsApp murders" after false rumours were spread on the phone app,

    At least 27 men have recently been beaten to death by frenzied mobs who wrongly accused them of being child snatchers.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from New Delhi.


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