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Whatsapp is trying to stop the rumors ahead of indian elections

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 correct.

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.

said on Monday that the company removed hundreds of pages that were said to spread propaganda, spamming, and misleading information ahead of the elections.

Last summer killed more than 30 people in India after hetskampanjer on Whatsapp.

attacked the angry mobs of people, including many migrant workers, who wrongly identified as paedophiles on the hunt for children to kidnap. The events received widespread attention and forced the Facebook and Whatsapp to make the extensive changes that have now been introduced globally.

the parliamentary Elections in India begin on april 11 and runs until may 19.

Read also: Facebook removed the ”unreliable” services

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