WhatsApp Recording Your Calls: For the last few days, especially after the introduction of new IT rules, there have been several queries about whether social media platforms will be banned, or WhatsApp will be blocked. Amid this, a fake message came into circulation about the new rules notified for WhatsApp. The message claims that the government will record all WhatsApp calls and your devices will connect to the ministry system.
“Two blue ticks and one red tick means the government can take action against, while three red ticks will mean that the government has started court proceedings against you.” This is what a new message claims on WhatsApp. A similar three red ticks message had gone viral last year and was debunked last year as well.
Do not fall for such #Whatsapp messages being circulated.
No such thing is being done by the Government.
However, everyone is advised to not share any false news/misinformation concerning #CoronavirusInIndia
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 24, 2020
According to the message, Whatsapp has introduced new communication rules and is being shared at a time when Facebook has gone to court over the government of India’s new IT rules, which include a traceability clause.