Maharashtra Cyber has registered 363 offences of hearsay mongering, spreading misinformation, hatred and pretend 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 have been arrested for sharing or importing objectionable posts, movies and images on social media, the official stated.
In Sangli district, a case was registered towards some individuals for importing a Tik-Tok video a few explicit group being accountable for the pandemic and likewise utilizing abusive language towards outstanding social reformers, he stated.
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At the very least 14 offences have 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 have 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 to date, at the least 155 instances have been associated to WhatsApp forwards, whereas 140 have been for objectionable Fb posts, the official stated.
The cyber wing had deleted at the least 101 objectionable posts from social media platforms in the course of the lockdown, he added.
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