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Concerns Rise as WhatsApp Becomes Campaign Tool in India

WhatsApp faces scrutiny in India amid concerns about the role the app is playing in disseminating information ahead of crucial elections.Before a recent high-stakes election in the southern state of Karnataka, Rupesh Ramachandran was fed up with the barrage of messages he was receiving on the social messaging service owned by Facebook, which itself has come under fire in the United States in a privacy scandal.“I was getting bombarded with messages, campaign messages from a Congress Party candidate,” the Bengaluru resident said. He was referring to India’s main opposition party, the Congress Party, which ruled Karnataka and was pitted against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janata Party.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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