whats app has rejected indian peoples demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability would undermine end to end encryption of the message and the data and it affect privacy protection for users.
The indian government is forcing the whats app to find the method to trace the orgin of the message from it come, to less down the fake news which is viraling in today world .
IT Minister Ravi shankar prasad earlier this week. After the meeting, Prasad told reporters that the government has asked WhatsApp to set up a local corporate entity and find a technology solution to trace the origin of fake messages circulated through its platform as well as appoint a grievance officer.
Daniels had declined to comment on the proceedings after the meeting.
India is the largest market for WhatsApp with a base of over 200 million users of the over 1.5 billion global user base.
The Indian government has served two notices to WhatsApp seeking details of actions it has taken to curb the menace. In its response, WhatsApp had informed that it is building a local team, including having an India head, and has introduced new features to let its users identify forwarded messages.
* WhatsApp has also restricted the number of forwards that can be done at a time.
* Besides, the company is also running advocacy and education programme to help people spot fake news.
*Last month, WhatsApp top executives, including COO Matthew Idema, met IT Secretary and other Indian government officials to outline various steps being taken by the company on the issue.