"Ahead of the elections in India has been the social messaging Whatsapp, along with an indian so-called start-up companies, launched a warning service to stop the spread of false news and rumors."
"the Service allows users to send text messages, pictures or videos to an account which then responds if there are signs that the information is false, misleading or untrue."
"Whatsapp has around 1.5 billion users, of which 300 million are in India, and has previously warned that the service is being abused by political parties in India. The company has also introduced limitations in how many users you can forward a message to the rumor mill through the app is reported to have led to murders and lynchings in the country."
"Facebook, which owns Whatsapp, stated on Monday that the company removed hundreds of pages that were said to spread propaganda, spamming, and misleading information ahead of the elections."
"the parliamentary Elections in India begins april 11 and runs until may 19."