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WhatsApp condemns acts of xenophobia, violence in opposition to Asian neighborhood in US

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After the latest occasions of hate in opposition to the Asian American Neighborhood within the US, WhatsApp has condemned the acts of xenophobia, violence, and intolerance, in an announcement issued Thursday.

The widely-used app posted its message on Twitter with a caption: “We stand beside the Asian American Pacific Islander community today and every day.”

WhatsApp, in its message, has urged to cease the incidents occurring within the West. 

“To the Asian community and everybody who has been impacted and hurt by recent events, we see you and stand with you,” it added.

Read more: WhatsApp testing feature to allow messages to disappear after 24 hours

Unlawful acts directly targeting Asian American community members have risen exponentially, according to the United States Department of Justice.

In accordance with the free press journal, which quoted Asian American advocacy teams, greater than 3,000 incidents of abuse in opposition to Asian People had been reported between March and December 2020. There have been solely 216 reported instances in 2019, in line with FBI statistics.

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