STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Fake news on Covid: Police to monitor social media

The Police will take cases suo motu against those spreading fake news regarding Covid- 19 and lockdown, Ernakulam rural SP K Karthick told TNIE.

Published: 27th April 2021 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2021 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

Police officers briefing migrant workers at a camp in Muvattupuzha | EXPRESS

Express News Service

KOCHI: The Police will take cases suo motu against those spreading fake news regarding Covid-19 and lockdown, Ernakulam rural SP K Karthick told TNIE. He added the police were keenly observing social media platforms and messages to check if any hate campaigns are being spread. “So far, no restrictions have been imposed on the livelihoods of the people and hence the friction is much less compared to last year. Social media and WhatsApp groups are spreading many rumours this year also.

However, with the previous year’s experience, more force is on cybersecurity to prevent the spread of hate messages through these groups,” said the S P. Kar thick, who personally makes frequent visits to the migrant labourer colonies in Perumbavoor and Muvattupuzha areas, said he and his team used personal announcement systems and relied on the service of bilingual experts from home guards to converse with migrant workers.

“No serious complaints regarding the lockdown or migrant exodus have been received. We are all on constant vigil after last year’s unfortunate incidents. If we find anyone creating unrest, suo motu case would be registered without fail. We are creating awareness camps to win the labourers confidence,” he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp