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The Centre is demanding ________ for fingerprinting of messages to trace the origin of all content shared through it.

[A]. Twitter
[B]. WhatsApp
[C]. Instagram
[D]. TikTok

Answer: Option B


The Indian government has demanded Whatsapp, the Facebook-owned messaging application, to digitally fingerprint messages that are sent on its platform without breaking the encryption. The move is to ensure traceability of all content shared through the WhatsApp platform, without reading the message. This decision is in line with draft amendments to intermediary guidelines of the Information Technology Act released in December 2018, which requires all internet platforms to ensure traceability of the origin of all content shared through them.

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