The WhatsApp logo. Photo: Reuters

WhatsApp rumours have led to 30 deaths in India. In this social media disinformation age, the only question is: who’s next?

  • Anger at a terrorist attack in Kashmir has opened the floodgates of disinformation, which civil society groups are now working to combat
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The WhatsApp logo. Photo: Reuters
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An injured man (C) that an angry mob had attacked, believing him to be a Kashmiri, who had shouted pro-Pakistan slogans, is shielded by Indian policemen in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

Pulwama attack: India’s Supreme Court orders protection for Kashmiris from violence

  • More than 700 Kashmiri students, workers and traders have returned to the Himalayan region from the rest of India to escape reprisals
  • Video footage of Kashmiris being taunted or beaten has been widely shared on social media
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An injured man (C) that an angry mob had attacked, believing him to be a Kashmiri, who had shouted pro-Pakistan slogans, is shielded by Indian policemen in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
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