Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hours after a mob of villagers beat five strangers to death over a rumor on WhatsApp, nobody wanted to clean up the blood: There was just too much of it. It lay congealed in a 6-foot-long puddle on the floor of the Rainpada village council office. The walls and the dusty portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian politicians that adorned them were flecked with it. Even the ceiling was spattered. That evening, the village council offered five laborers from a neighboring village 5,000 rupees ($70) to clean it up. They came and mopped up the gore with old saris. Then they burned them and buried the ashes.



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In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp. Then they beat five strangers to death.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-09-13 09:47 AM | Reply

How is this the apps fault?

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-09-13 10:17 AM | Reply

Execute the messenger not the message. A lib reaction to everything.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-14 01:58 PM | Reply

Fake news kills people, y'all.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-09-16 09:08 AM | Reply

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