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Old 12th June 2018, 03:58 AM   #1
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Two men ask for directions, get beaten to death by mob as fake WhatsApp video sparks

The problem with fake news...



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Two men have been beaten to death by an angry mob in the Indian state of Assam because of false rumours spread on social media about child kidnapping gangs.


The pair had stopped to ask for directions when they were killed; their deaths filmed by attackers who then shared the gory videos online.


One of the victims, 29-year-old musician Nilotpal Das, can be seen covered in blood and pleading for his life.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world...ria/ar-AAyx6sV
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Old 12th June 2018, 04:26 AM   #2
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More like the problem with vigilante mob Justice
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Old 12th June 2018, 04:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
More like the problem with vigilante mob Justice
Precisely. Even if those child kidnapping stories had been genuine, this would still be a wholly unnecessary tragedy.
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Old 12th June 2018, 05:24 AM   #4
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This sounds like a community that has lost all faith in their government.
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Old 12th June 2018, 05:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
This sounds like a community that has lost all faith in their government.
Lost?
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Lost?
What's your point, Darat?
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What's your point, Darat?
I doubt they ever had any faith to lose.
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