Two more die as India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours spread

Two more die as India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours spread
 

India police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers.
The men were visiting a village in north-eastern Assam state when they were beaten to death by a large mob.
Rumours of child kidnappings are spreading across India over WhatsApp, and have already led to the deaths of six other people in the last month.
Police say it is proving hard to debunk the messages on social media.
"When rumours start circulating on social media, it takes some time to stop them completely," senior police official Mukesh Agarwal... read more

 
11 June 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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