Coronavirus lockdown: 363 instances registered in Maharashtra for spreading hearsay, hatred on social media

As many as 196 individuals had been arrested in Maharashtra for sharing or importing objectionable posts, movies and pictures on social media, the official stated. Of the 363 offences registered thus far, at the very least 155 instances had been associated to WhatsApp forwards.

The cyber wing had deleted at the very least 101 objectionable posts from social media platforms in the course of the lockdown, an official stated. (Picture for illustration: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maharashtra Cyber has registered 363 offences of hearsay mongering, hatred on social media
  • As many as 196 individuals had been arrested for sharing or importing objectionable posts, movies and pictures
  • The cyber wing has been monitoring on-line actions to forestall the unfold of misinformation

Maharashtra Cyber has registered 363 offences of hearsay mongering, spreading misinformation, hatred and faux information on social media in the course of the Covid-19 lockdown, an official stated on Saturday.

The state police’s cyber wing has been monitoring on-line actions to forestall the unfold of misinformation in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As many as 196 individuals had been arrested for sharing or importing objectionable posts, movies and pictures on social media, the official stated.

In Sangli district, a case was registered towards some folks for importing a Tik-Tok video a few specific group being answerable for the pandemic and in addition utilizing abusive language towards outstanding social reformers, he stated.

No less than 14 offences had been registered by the cyber wing within the district because the lockdown was enforced, he added.

Equally, in Parli city of Beed district, some individuals had been booked for a social media put up linking the unfold of Covid-19 to a specific group, he stated, including that the district had recorded highest variety of cyber offences in the course of the lockdown.

Of the 363 offences registered thus far, at the very least 155 instances had been associated to WhatsApp forwards, whereas 140 had been for objectionable Fb posts, the official stated.

The cyber wing had deleted at the very least 101 objectionable posts from social media platforms in the course of the lockdown, he added.

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