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Burned to death because of rumour on WhatsApp

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Rumours of child abductors spread through WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico. The rumours were fake, but a mob burned two men to death before anyone checked.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46145986
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What do you think of this kind of incident? Are we relying too much on technology now?
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Human beings are an embarrassment to this universe.
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Looks like we haven’t progressed much from the times of the Salem Witch Trials (late 1600’s). This is incredibly sad and scary.
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It happens often in a lot of countries. The problem is ignorance, not social media.
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Mobs are like wildfire. They don’t care who or what they consume. They have no thought or control. Nothing good comes from mobs.
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The literal definition of why you shouldn’t believe everything on social media
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And they were filming with their phones while both men were set on fire. I have seen this happen many times. It's beyond comprehension how can ppl amuse themselves with such things. Like in Coliseum times, 2000 years later. Speechless.
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Hi?
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Dark ages returning very fast fueled by ignorance, de-humanization, fear and prejudice.
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This is why people need to do some fact checking and stop jumping on every twisted, sensationalized"Fox news/ conservative Tribune" type story that pops up! Good grief!
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Terrible, don’t believe everything you read on social media. Fake news is everywhere, check it out first before believing or sharing it.
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