There is a new hoax circulating. It claims that the Movies Junction WhatsApp group belongs to ISIS, and warns that the reader may be trapped into the group. Check out the warning, and find out why this is just another Internet hoax. We will also show you a real ISIS attempt to lure people to their group.
Does The Movies Junction WhatsApp Group Belong To ISIS?
Here is the hoax that has been circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook :
We can tell you right away that this is most definitely fake news. This is just another version of the earlier hoax that the “Firdaus We Ascend” WhatsApp group belongs to Daesh (ISIS).
While WhatsApp allows strangers to add anyone to a group, there is a way to prevent that. If someone unknown adds you to a group (or just sends you a message), you can immediately opt to “Report Spam and Block“. This blocks the stranger, and preventing yourself from being added to the group.
How To Remove Yourself From A WhatsApp Group
The claim that you can’t leave the group is also false. You can easily remove yourself from any WhatsApp group, even if they belong to the CIA.
It’s a simple 3 step-process :
- In the WhatsApp group, tap on the group’s name at the top.
- Scroll down until you see the Exit Group option.
- Tap on the Exit Group option, and voilà! you are out of the group.
How ISIS Tries To Recruit People On WhatsApp
ISIS or Daesh is a terrorist organisation that is infamous for their propensity for graphically violent acts of terror. They are also known for using social media to spread their doctrine, and recruit new followers. However, they are proud of who they are and are never shy about advertising that.
Take a look at this example of an actual attempt by an ISIS operative to recruit a young man in the Indian city of Cochin in September 2015.
That ISIS operative, Shami, added him to the Dawlathul Islam Dwah group – an Islamic proselytisation and Daesh recruitment group. But as you can see, even that young man easily removed himself from the conversation and group.
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