One held for spreading fake news on Facebook

One held for spreading fake news on Facebook

TMB Report

Bishnupur: While the State Government is taking up various strict precautionary measures to fight the spread of Covid-19 in the state, a female who spread wrong news regarding Covid-19 cases at social media site Facebook has been arrested by Police personnel of Moirang Police Station on Wednesday.

The arrested person is identified as S. Ibetombi @ Anita (42 years) from Moirang Assembly Constituency.

A Non Fir case no. 130/Mrg.PS/2020 U/S. 107 Cr.PC date 17/06/2020 has also been registered against the arrested person by OC of Moirang Polcie Station.

 S. Ibetombi @ Anita was arrested for uploading misleading post at Facebook which states that “a father and son from Kongjeng Leikai who were released after testing negative from Covid-19 has been found to be positive after reaching home, other 6 of the same area has been heard to be Covid-19 positive and there are suspicious of other positive persons, Covid-19 has been spread in the Community”.

Meanwhile, S. Ibetombi @ Anita told that without confirming the truth, she uploaded the wrong news at Facebook after seeing a photo of some persons wearing PPE cremating in social media, thinking that the news seen in the photo was legit.

For such an act, she apologized to the people of Manipur and appealed to the people not to upload any news related to Covid-19 or other without knowing the truth at any social media sites.

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