“If you send an anti-government message through this medium, it will show three blue tick marks, meaning the government snooping it. And if it shows a red tick, then the government will take action,” read an unsubstantiated rumor being spread on different platforms.
An official of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) told the reporters that they are not aware of any such rumors and no one has contacted them in this regard.
This is not the first time that messaging app has become a target of rumors. Earlier, in January this year, there were rumors about WhatsApp in India that the government was recording calls/messages on social media, including WhatsApp. Then India Today checked the facts and said that the rumors were completely false.