WhatsApp CEO gets India’s wish list

Minister asks him to set up local corporate entity, appoint a grievance officer, curb fake messages
Stepping up efforts to clamp down on the spread on “sinister” messages through WhatsApp, the Union government on Tuesday asked the instant messaging platform to implement three measures in India: set up a local corporate entity; appoint a grievance officer in India; and find a solution to race the origin of a fake message.This was conveyed to the newly appointed WhatsApp CEO, Chris Daniels, during a meeting with Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Mr. Prasad, who is also the Minister for Law and Justice, said the company’s representative was informed that the platform will be liable to be treated as an abettor of rumour propagation in the absence of adequate checks.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/whatsapp-ceo-gets-indias-wish-list/article24748426.ece

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