The social side of WhatsApp.

Clearly, technology is the problem. It is not like India is known for their mobs, rapes, and lynchings.

Do you remember back in the day when lynchings were blamed on technology? If you don’t, breakout the Ginkgo Biloba, because that day was yesterday.

The body of a middle-aged woman found in the Singrauli District is the latest mob victim, however it is already after lunch…so there could more.

Another Week Another Mob Lynching Pinned On WhatsApp

Following warnings from the Indian Government that they, “Cannot evade responsibility and accountability,” WhatsApp has decided to modify their messaging system.

Unrelated to WhatsApp, but still probably the company’s fault, was last Friday’s lynching of Rakbar Khan, when he was mistaken for a cattle smuggler.

Unrelated to the App, but still probably the company’s fault, was last Friday’s lynching of Rakbar Khan, when he was mistaken for a cattle smuggler.

As per an announcement made by the company last week, “We’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages.”

This move follows WhatsApp taking out full-page newspaper ads, warning against taking what is written on their App as gospel.

Of course, India’s Technology Ministry still is not satisfied, claiming that WhatsApp is not doing enough to stop the, “Rampant circulation of irresponsible messages in large volumes.”