The 48-year-old actor's fans mistook her social media post as a pregnancy announcement and the 'Peppermint' star was quick to point out that she was, in fact, not pregnant.
Panic spread by coronavirus has become a fertile ground for a few miscreants to prey on unsuspecting people.
The CID also collected cyber evidence, including messages and posts about child- lifting gangs that were circulated on social media platforms in the area.
Palaniswami's assertion comes days after it was widely speculated by many on social media that the sharp increase COVID-19 cases would make the state announce a stricter lockdown.
While the new-age internet influx has witnessed information dissemination at a wider scale, the worries of fake news and unverified sources only seem to grow.
Earlier in the day, Shah had issued a statement saying that rumours about his health were being spread through social media, and he was in good health and not suffering from any disease.
The labels, the company says, will help people 'gauge the reliability and authenticity' of what they see.
In neighbouring Punjab, the Gujjars have already approached the state government stating that they were facing boycott at dairies in the wake of the Tablihi Jamaat episode.
According to the police, Mansooron social media had tried to spread panic by exaggerating the number of casualties
Ministry of Home Affairs said that there were chances of rumour-mongering including those about shortage of food and other essential services and commodities.
Bird flu rumours have broken the back of the egg industry in Namakkal zone, with sales recording a slump of 25 per cent a day.
The Poultry Farm Association organised this Chicken Mela to dispel rumours that the bird is a carrier of Coronavirus.
Attack on farmers happened when they had gone to recover outstanding Rs 1.5 lakh from three labour contractors in Dhar district.
Dhule lynching: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for stronger measures by social media platforms to check rumours
Fadnavis said modern means of communication are for sharing information and knowledge and should be used judiciously.
The Arsenal coach said the club was close to signing him last year than this year because there wasn't much competition then.