Kerala Police Arrest Man for Spreading False Lockdown Propaganda

GG News Bureau
Thiruvananthapuram, 30th March.
 A man in Kerala was arrested by the police for spreading fake news on social media claiming that a three-week lockdown would be imposed in the country to manipulate electronic voting machines (EVMs).

The arrested individual, MV Sharafuddin, is from Malappuram district in Kerala, according to a statement from the State Police Media Cell.
Police stated that the man shared a screenshot of a news article from the Covid-19 lockdown period as part of his false propaganda on social media.

The Kochi Cyberdome branch of the Kerala police discovered this during a social media monitoring operation, the statement added.

Furthermore, social media monitoring units have been established at the cyber police headquarters, all ranges, and police districts to identify and stop the spread of fake news on social media in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state on April 26.

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