You always need to be careful who add to your group because that person can send you to jail. Before creating that group just ask yourself if it’s even necessary to have one. The content that’s shared in the group whether it’s defamatory or fun, you are responsible for it. It differs with each country so be sure where you stand with your home country or the one you visit.
According to a report from Fin24, an administrator was arrested because of a picture of Indian Prime Narendra Modi which was shared by another member in the group. At times like this, where FAKE news is the thing, becareful not to put yourself in that position.
This case has caused debate in South Africa long agi but still some people are not aware of it. It is not clear whether South Africa courts would adopt the same approach, however one thing is clear, fake news will lead you to jail.
Simon Colman who is the executive head of digital distribution at jwwinco.com Stalker Hutchinson Admiral underwriting managers said “Insurance companies in South Africa are already implementing policies for social media”.
He also added that there has been an increase in the number of demation cases, especially on Facebook in South Africa. South Africa is very interesting and unpredictable space. Whatsapp has been known for its private status but because of Whatsapp groups, it’s not that private anymore.
Now because social media has a very high nature of viral impact, it means it can damage individuals, groups and even an extent of the entire economy. You have the same or equal power of a newspaper or online platform, therefore you’ll be held as equally accountable.