Maharashtra Minister's 'WhatsApp University' Jibe At BJP's New Online Campaign Plan

Anil Deshmukh requested state police’s cyber cell to maintain tab on WhatsApp teams to forestall hearsay mongering

Mumbai:

Amid reviews about Maharashtra BJP’s plan to launch a marketing campaign to attach with the state’s voters via WhatsApp, state Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday hoped it is not going to flip right into a “WhatsApp college”.

“WhatsApp college” is a time period that has emerged for hearsay mongering or circulation of faux content material on the messaging platform.

The minister requested the Maharashtra police’s cyber cell to maintain tab on WhatsApp teams to forestall hearsay mongering and unfold of misinformation.

A information report in a Marathi every day acknowledged that the BJP’s state unit was planning to hyperlink one-and-half crore voters by forming teams on WhatsApp.

“There isn’t a hurt in connecting with residents over #WhatsApp & I’m hopeful that this #marketing campaign is not going to lead to #WhatsAppUniversity. @MahaCyber1 Please hold an in depth tab on WhatsApp teams if they’re in use to mislead folks & unfold rumours,” Mr Deshmukh tweeted.

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