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May 25, 2020
8:57AM

Mumbai police warns netizens against spreading fake news, rumours amid coronavirus outbreak

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Mumbai police has issued an advisory warning netizens and social media-users of strict action if they disseminate fake news, rumours, misinformation in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.

The advisory said such content can cause panic among people, and incite mistrust towards government functionaries trying to control the outbreak.

It stated that all persons designated as admin on messaging and social media platforms shall be held responsible for any such information being disseminated in a group administered by them.It stated that the diktat will come into force from today and violators will be booked under section 188 of IPC for disobedience to official order.

 

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