Mumbai, January 29: A fake WhatsApp message is doing rounds on social media claiming that the government has implemented new rules for WhatsApp and phone calls. The fake and misleading information has been widely shared on social media platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter among others. The fake claim states that under the new rules announced by the Central government, all the calls will now be recorded and saved. The claim also stated that the government is monitoring all the Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp accounts of people. WhatsApp Web and Desktop Get Additional Security Layer, Here’s How It Will Work.
The WhatsApp forward also urged people not to send any wrong message to anyone that would disrupt harmony and peace in the society. Dismissing the fake claims, a fact check by Press Information Bureau (PIB) stated that the WhatsApp message is completely baseless and false and termed it as fake news. "The message claiming that the central government has implemented new communication rules for WhatsApp and phone calls and will be monitored is completely fake". It added that the Central government has not announced any new rules or policy for WhatsApp calls and phone calls.
Here's the tweet:
दावा: एक #Whatsapp मैसेज में दावा किया जा रहा है कि केंद्र सरकार ने व्हाट्सएप्प और फोन कॉल के लिए नए संचार नियम लागू किए हैं। #PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फ़र्ज़ी है। केंद्र सरकार ने व्हाट्सएप्प व फोन कॉल के संबंध में नए संचार नियम लागू करने की ऐसी कोई घोषणा नहीं की है। pic.twitter.com/5D7v8xthc0
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) January 29, 2021
WhatsApp message claims that the central government has implemented new rules for WhatsApp and phone calls.
This claim fake as the central government has not announced any such implementation of new rules in relation to WhatsApp and phone calls.
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