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canada goose outlet online uk THE lynching of a woman in Central India because it was rumoured she was part of a gang kidnapping kids has forced WhatsApp to place a limit on forwarding messages. canada goose outlet online uk

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WhatsApp has now announced restrictions the ability of users in India to forward content, as the latest attempt to curb mob violence sparked by rumours spread through the hugely popular app.

In India, the limit on forwarding is five chats at once. For WhatsApp users outside canada goose uk black friday India, the limit on forwarding will be 20.

India, a nation of 1.25 billion people, is no stranger to mob violence, with well documented cases of crowds turning Canada Goose sale on victims for every canada goose uk outlet manner of transgression, real or imagined.

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The rumour blamed for many of the recent incidents emerged over a year ago in eastern India, claiming strangers were sedating and abducting children.

Seven people were killed there in two attacks in buy canada goose jacket cheap as many days. In February this year, the rumours resurfaced 1600km away in western India, and reached the south by May. It was often accompanied by a grainy video purporting to show men on motorbikes stealing kids.

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Other images supposedly showing dead Indian children with their organs stolen were, in reality, Syrians killed in a gas attack.

India is WhatsApp biggest market with more than 200 million users. In rural communities, it is often the primary way people canada goose black friday sale access the internet.

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Indian activists protest against mob lynchings in India. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

WhatsApp said for India, it will also remove the quick forward button next to media messages on its app.

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But the campaigns had limited effect. In one instance, an official buster was himself beaten to death.

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The Facebook owned firm ran full page adverts in Indian newspapers offering tips to its 200 million users in the country canadagooseoutletjackets to separate fact from fiction.

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