Police issues advisory on fake news in social media

Police issues advisory on fake news in social media

Dimapur, June 6: Nagaland Police has expressed alarm at the large number of fake news and rumours being floated on social media groups like Whatsapp, Facebook, twitter, etc, leading to creation of false alarm.
“Sometimes these rumours can take an ugly turn by causing conflict among various sections of the public. Such news can, within no time spiral out of control, causing huge damage to life and property,” said a PHQ press release.
The speed of transmission of information or date or rumours on social media is so fast that damage control, at times becomes almost impossible, it said.
Requesting all social media users to exercise extreme caution while sharing information with friends or public, the PHQ suggested that if anyone feels that any information is a rumour or is likely to cause embarrassment or disaffection to any persons or community or a section of the society, to first get such information checked or authenticated from official channels or sources.
The PHQ also stated that an element of criminality is also associated with people originating such information or also sharing such information. Nagaland Police appealed and advised all to cooperate on the matter and exercise caution while circulating info on social media.
For interface, the official contacts of Nagaland Police is: Facebook – D(space)G(space)P(space) Nagaland; Fb page – DGP Nagaland; Twitter – DGP_Nagaland and Whatsapp – 8258829982.
(Page News Service)