India arrests Whatsapp Group admin for Whatsapp post

16 June 2017

** An excerpt from a report**

Social media law specialist Emma Sadleir has warned that WhatsApp group admins could be held legally liable for what’s said on the group, and could be sued for defamation.

The warning comes after a WhatsApp group admin was arrested in India after a member of the group shared an edited image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The person who created and posted the image to the group was also arrested.

The arrests follow directives by two Indian state governments which warned that social media administrators were liable for content circulated in groups.

A WhatsApp group admin assumes responsibility for what is posted in the group.

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*** An excerpt from a report***

Police in the Indian state of Karnataka arrested  Krishna Sanna Thamma Naik, an admin of the WhatsApp, ‘The Balse Boys’, after a member shared a morphed image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The image was distorted to make it look “ugly and obscene,” police said.

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