A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing ‘offensive’ content

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing ‘offensive’ content

Author: Sohini Mitter / Source: Mashable Image: Getty Images A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed

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A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

As strange as it may sound, two Indian state governments had issued directives last year, saying that social media admins were liable for content circulated in groups. Though the rule was overturned by the Delhi High Court last December, this arrest signals otherwise.

According to the cops, a photograph of Modi was morphed “to look ugly and obscene” and was shared a member of the ‘The Balse Boys’ group. But a complaint was lodged…

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