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India may be witnessing the next ‘WhatsApp election’ — and the stakes couldn’t be higher

"Over the past year, India has seen cascades of rumors spread through WhatsApp with the same techniques used to great effect in Brazil," writes BKC Fellow Chinmayi Arun. "[T]here is... the potential for more targeting of information on WhatsApp than ever before."

"There are guidelines for the mass media during elections. We need clear guidelines for social media platforms as well."

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