WhatsApp, Facebook Group Admins beware

Now offensive posts on social media groups can create problems for group admins

If a post looks offensive, such a post must also be reported to the nearest police station, it says.

In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, the district administration has issued directive for administrators and members of groups on social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook. "These are being forwarded without cross-checking", the joint order stated. Administrators who don't take any action will be considered guilty.

WhatsApp is among the quickest ways via which a fake news circulates.

For some users, having the admin rights over a Facebook or a WhatsApp group gives a sense of power. You might have tackled the problem of your phone buzzing every time there's a new message in the group by muting any notifications for a year, but there's something more to worry about in case you are the admin.

Do you think that District Magistrates and Police officials should violate judicial orders by issuing such headline-grabbing orders?

NIA court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik
Earlier, the court had sent four summons to Naik, who is in the UAE, to present before it but he didn't appear. MIC president and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.

The motive of the order is to curb fake news, offensive videos and doctored photos being posted.

There are thousands of groups that are active on WhatsApp, Facebook social networking sites and all groups have their administrators who have the power of blocking or removing people from the groups. In an age where social media is booming, filtering content will imply thoughtful execution by the WhatsApp administrators. If any statement is made by a group member which is fake or can cause religious disharmony, the group administrator must deny it on the group and remove the member from the group, the order says.

A case under cyber crime law, Information Technology Act and Indian Penal Code will be filed in case of violation of these guidelines.

So now it is up to group admins to add only wise people in his group and advise them not to share any fake stuff.

The order also makes it clear that orders of the Supreme Court and various high courts will be considered while initiating action.

Related News:

  • Jason Chaffetz may not finish final term in Congress

    As for who could take Hatch's place in the Senate, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney has reportedly become interested in the race. As for potential opponents, well, Utah Democrats are already planning a dance party to send Chaffetz off , so there's that.
    West Virginia legalizes medical marijuana

    West Virginia legalizes medical marijuana

    NY state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. West Virginia is the third Republican-controlled state legislature in a row to pass a medical marijuana bill.

    Fox News Channel dismisses O'Reilly, its biggest star

    For years, the show has been a huge revenue source for its network, Fox News , and especially its parent company, 21 Century Fox. At present Managers are discussing potential replacement of Bill O'Reilly and they are expecting to have the new host by Monday.
  • Lilium Jet's First Test Flight Is Proof We Live in the Future

    Lilium Jet's First Test Flight Is Proof We Live in the Future

    Lilium Jet, a mini jet plane startup backed by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström, has completed its first series of flight tests. Due to the low-priced of operation, Lilium Jet actually plans to cover routes generally made by cars - but at least 5x faster.

    Supreme Court Spares Arkansas Death-Row Inmate

    The executions of Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee are scheduled for April 20, but their attorneys are working to halt those as well. The original plan was to double the executions over four nights, prior to the state's supply of lethal injection drugs expired.
    Has Angelina Jolie moved on from Brad Pitt to a 'British hottie'?

    Has Angelina Jolie moved on from Brad Pitt to a 'British hottie'?

    It was confirmed that Pitt's estate has been quiet since his breakup from Jolie because the children live and travel with her. On Wednesday, PEOPLE.com reported that a source close to the publication revealed that: "It's not anything serious".
  • Disha grooved to Bieber's 'Baby' in school

    Disha grooved to Bieber's 'Baby' in school

    In case you haven't been able to check the scroll ahead option on this Instagram embed, here is the sneak peek. And to the delight of all the Patani fans, some old pictures of the actress have surfaced on the internet.
    French presidential candidates cancel campaign events

    French presidential candidates cancel campaign events

    It will determine if the wave of nationalist populism sweeping across the globe will continue to reshape the worldwide landscape. Speaking in English, he vowed to "fight to the last minute" and said he'd "keep in touch" with the former USA president.
    Wheel Of Time TV Series Finally In The Works By Sony

    Wheel Of Time TV Series Finally In The Works By Sony

    Variety also mentions that McDougal is certainly excited about the situation, as she stated in April of previous year . Sony will produce with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures.
  • Nike Exec LaVar Ball Worst Thing Basketball George Raveling

    Nike Exec LaVar Ball Worst Thing Basketball George Raveling

    But it appears that money won't come from Nike, as veteran executive George Raveling gave his opinion on LaVar on Thursday - and it wasn't pretty.
    Iowa ranks 10th in clean energy, science group says

    Iowa ranks 10th in clean energy, science group says

    Another recommendation is for all states to adopt a suite of clean energy policies, something leading states are already pursuing. A combination of drivers could account for the success of renewable energy in a particular state, said Rogers.

    White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

    However, these individuals did not know they were in the invisible high-risk pool and were not charged higher premiums. Those concerns may be significant enough that, even with MacArthur's blessing, the deal does not win over moderates.


Most liked

Indiana University bans athletes with sexual violence past
The league defined serious misconduct as "sexual assault, domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence". Indiana University's conference, the Big Ten, has so far left decisions to individual institutions.

Skrillex Explains Why He Was Handcuffed Last Night
The electronic producer was pulled over by the LAPD in Hollywood and handcuffed by officers, with the incident filmed by a fan. DJ Skrillex was detained in Hollywood Wednesday night for some sort of traffic violation, police said.

Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win
Still, the Spurs were the more aggressive team on offense, especially in the paint. "He pretty much hurt us from every angle". Zach Randolph , who was inserted into the starting lineup, dominated down low to the tune of 21 points and eight rebounds.

Eastwood to make movie on thwarted Paris train attacker
Now, Clint Eastwood wants to immortalise the story of the three men who risked their lives to save their fellow passengers. Now, the heroism of Skarlatos, a native of Roseburg, Stone, and Sadler is being turned into a movie.

George HW Bush still in hospital; George W Bush visits
In the caption, it read , "Big morale booster from a high level delegation". "No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder". The former president has vascular parkinsonism, a symptom complex that shares similar ailments with Parkinson's Disease.

LeBron says Cavs almost firing on all cylinders
At the end of the third quarter Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard victimized Stephenson with a killer crossover. That was the case on Wednesday with Richard Jefferson and LeBron James the central figures in a brief video.

The Truth Is Out There: 'The X-Files Is Coming Back
Our review of the latest installment in this newly revived sci-fi classic is a ideal starting point before Season 11. The new season will premiering in the 2017-2018 season, with filming set to begin this summer.

Frost native Hunter Plake advances to top 12 on 'The Voice'
Gwen Stefani has to stop coaching her people to worry about their posture or their facial expressions or their eye contact. A Hollywood Life exclusive claims that Gwen Stefani is considering another pregnancy at her age of 47-years-old.

Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise
Russian Federation vetoed a resolution tabled by the US, Britain and France tabled on the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Tillerson met Putin in the Kremlin after talking to his Russian opposite number Sergei Lavrov for around three hours.

American Express Company (AXP) Stock Is Charged and Ready to Go
The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . Also, insider L Kevin Cox sold 77,006 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 25th.

New James Bond movie sparks bidding war among five studios
EON and MGM own the rights to the James Bond films, but they do not distribute them. Now, MGM and EON are allegedly offering a one-film contract only.

President Aliyev offers condolences to Egyptian president
Al-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency for the country, and ordered troops to help police secure public spaces. The Christian community has been a relatively strong supporter of the President since he came to power in 2013.

Qualcomm: ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs will be arrive in Q4 2017
But at Qualcomm's Q2 results yesterday , the chipmaker's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, offered a firmer fourth quarter 2017 timeframe. Microsoft and Qualcomm work closely together on smartphones, and the Windows 10 Mobile OS requires Snapdragon chips.

Pochettino: Chelsea favourites in Cup semi
Two years before that, Portsmouth beat them 2-0 after extra time at the same stage of the competition and at the same stadium. Spurs trail their London rivals by just four points in the Premier League with the title race set to go down to the wire.

$182.75 Million in Sales Expected for ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN) This Quarter
Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ADTRAN from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. The company had revenue of $170.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.87 million.