Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight ‘misinformation and rumours’, company executives said on Monday.
Qatar has categorically denied recent reports based on rumours that Doha has sent an alleged message to the Israeli prime minister's office.
More than 20 people have been killed in similar incidents in India in the past two months.
The killings are just the latest in India to be sparked by false rumours of gangs of child kidnappers spreading like wildfire on WhatsApp in recent months.
The assaults in Gujarat, sparked by talk of hundreds of child kidnappers on the loose, are just the latest in a string of similar recent episodes in at least five Indian states.