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When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people and sell their body parts.


As the web turns 30, is it an 'out-of-control monster'?

Thirty years ago this month, a young British software engineer working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.


A-Z of the 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A-Z review of the 2018 World Cup.


One cop’s fight against fake news is saving lives in India

Local musicians are already singing about the evils of fake news when police superintendent Rema Rajeshwari’s convoy rolls up to the dusty village square in one of India’s poorest communities. “Don’t believe these things,” a performer cries out to the crowd.


Woman gets surprise visit from son she gave up as a baby

A MOTHER of 10 had a pleasant surprise when her 37-year-old son, whom she gave up for adoption when he was two weeks old, visited her recently, reported Makkal Osai.