Whatsapp can land you in Jail and here is the reason why?
Yes, according to new rule people who are forwarding fake news to their friends, family or to whomsoever? Can visit jail at free of cost.
If you are a Whatsapp user so, it might be very common for you to encounter such messages on daily basis. There are many fake newsgroups which have been reported to spread fake news without any proof of it. News about casts, religion, politics and so are very commonly shared on Whatsapp especially within India. Well, this is not the reason for which Whatsapp was developed.
There are people who are sending fake messages/media/false statements, especially about religion & politics because they are always a trending topic within Indian crowd. While most of the users are not computer & technology literate, they believe in such news. Such news is acting as a poison and somewhere disturbing the mental peace by provoking people about other religion & politics. In other sense directly or indirectly it is harming our society. I agree some awareness is okay! But we already have other reliable means of information to know about all this.
Admins will be held responsible if anyone found spreading any fake news without any genuine proof from some reliable source. It will be the responsibility of the group admins to keep an eye on group texts and media shared. Admin/s can be held guilty for using this means of communication irresponsibly. Group Admin should carefully check out what is being forwarded in a group. If something inappropriate content is being circulated, then it should be removed and the person who is forwarding it should be notified about the new law and must be blocked for doing so.
As per the official orders anyone found breaking this rule or found spreading such news and wrong awareness among people must be referred to Police.
Even I, as a user of Whatsapp, think that such news and topics should not be spread in public. This is something that we are using technology in a wrong sense. It is the time if we have to grow then we must think one step ahead of religion & politics. Focus more on growth instead of focusing on such stuff which is not at all serving our society. Serve society well and be a responsible citizen of our country. Use technology wisely!