Miscreants are also spreading fake information about vaccine registration over SMS and WhatsApp. The government has also advised people to not download random apps to register for Covid-19 vaccine.
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Recently, a fake message has started to spread claiming that the government will be able to read your WhatsApp messages.
In order to inform the sender that the receiver has read a particular message, WhatsApp uses two blue ticks. The fake message claims that there will be a ‘third blue tick’ indicating that the government has taken note of your message.
The fake message further claims that the government can take direct action against you for sending a WhatsApp message by indicating it with one “blue and two red ticks” and finally it claims that any WhatsApp message with “three red ticks” means you will get summons from the court. Readers are advised to not believe in any such message that they receive on WhatsApp.
Readers are advised to not blindly believe whatever messages they receive over WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a known hotbed of misinformation and fake news in India. Always check the veracity of the information independently.