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WhatsApp May Stop Working in India if New Regulations Are Enforced

WhatsApp May Stop Working in India if New Regulations Are Enforced
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In a recent statement by company executive of WhatsApp has indicated that the company may cease operations in India if the proposed changes by the IT Ministry are enforced. India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world with over 200 million monthly active users.

However there have been some differences between the company and the government recently due to misinformation being propagated through the platform which has resulted in lynching in certain parts of the country.

In response to these incidents a new regulation where an emphasis on traceability of messages is being proposed. This would go completely against the privacy policy which WhatsApp operates with which is end to end encryption where only the sender and the receiver can see the message in circulation where not even WhatsApp can see these messages.

WhatsApp has tried to incorporate a few processes in place to try to solve the issue such as only being able to send 5 forwards and introducing a country head of operations.

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