BE CAREFUL IF YOU ARE ADDED IN A WHATSAPP GROUP.
BHOPAL: A 21-year-old youth in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh has been in jail for the last 5 months over a Whatsapp message forwarded by somebody else.
A 21 year old boy in MP is in jail since last 5 months because Whatsapp made him “default” admin of the group, after original admin posted an objectionable content and left the group. It’s obvious that someone in the group complained to the police resulting in his arrest under the charges of sedition.
His family members insist he is paying the price for ending up as the ‘default admin’ as the actual administrator left the group after the ‘objectionable’ forward. But police say they took action on the evidence they had then.
Time has come when all the admins who feel like entrepreneurs by creating whatsapp groups, shift towards partnership model and all the members in a group are given admin access. It will be much safer if all the members are made accountable for each and every post in the groups.