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The activities highlight the challenges WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook Inc, faces in preventing abuse in India, its biggest market with more than 200 million users.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A $14 software tool helps overcome WhatsApp controls

By Reuters | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 05:40 PM IST
After false messages on WhatsApp last year sparked mob lynchings in India, the company restricted forwarding of a message to only five users. The software tools appear to overcome those restrictions, allowing users to reach thousands of people at once.
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