Whatsapp rumors fuel attacks in India

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:00am


Fakes news and rumors spread over the popular messaging platform WhatsApp have led to several mob lynchings in India, leaving the government, public safety officials and the Facebook-owned company scrambling to combat the spread of misinformation. Rema Rajeshwari is a district police chief in Telangana State, India. She tells The World's Carol Hills about the unique approach she's taking to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation in her district.