You may land in jail if you do these things on WhatsApp

You may land in jail if you do these things on WhatsApp

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become a hotbed for spreading misinformation, hate messages and even running organised crime in India. While WhatsApp has surely helped internet users globally to communicate easily, in India, WhatsApp groups have played a key role in spreading misinformation with the intention to incite violence. With WhatsApp claiming to be a complete end-to-end encrypted chatting platform, what very few people know is that WhatsApp collects metadata about every user which the company can share with law enforcement agencies when demanded. While the messages are encrypted, if the police wants then they can get your name, IP address, mobile number, location, mobile network and your mobile handset type. The police can also get to know with whom you are chatting, for how long and at what time. Also, the police can access your contacts as well. While there are no separate laws for WhatsApp users in the country, the police can arrest you with the support of WhatsApp if you do any of the following under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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WhatsApp Group admins can be arrested for any irresponsible behaviour of other members

1.Promoting and indulging in any kind of body trade and prostitution on WhatsApp

2.Sharing morphed photos of important personalities on WhatsApp

3.Harassing women on WhatsApp

4.Running a WhatsApp account using someone else’s name

5.Sending hate messages related to any religion or place of worship with the intent of insulting

6.Spreading fake news or rumours on sensitive topics to incite violence or rioting

7.Promoting and selling banned items and drugs via WhatsApp

8.Voyeurism or sending video clips of people filmed illegally on WhatsApp

9.Spreading pornographic content or obscene material on WhatsApp

 

Source:- gadgetsnow

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