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.

by

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.