While WhatsApp has not been "tricking" its users, reports suggest that it has been persistently asking users to agree to the updated policy.
WhatsApp has an "end-to-end" program that secures its users' messages. Text messages, photos, videos, voice notes, documents, and calls are encrypted end-to-end and are protected from being intercepted.
Speculation arose after the government introduced new social media laws. According to the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, messaging networks must allow for the "Identification of the first originator of the material." WhatsApp has petitioned the Delhi High Court to declare the new rule unlawful.
The Hindu BusinessLine reported that WhatsApp responded to the government's concern about user privacy by saying that the privacy update is a choice for its users and is not enforced.
CORRECTION: We changed this from "false" to "misleading."