Nagaland: State police advise caution while circulating info on social media
KOHIMA, June 8, 2018: The Nagaland police has advised the public to exercise caution and restraint while circulating information on social media.
"All social media users should exercise extreme caution while sharing any such information with friends or public," stated the PRO, Police Headquarters, Kohima, in a press release issued today.
The police stated that a large number of fake news items have recently been doing the rounds on social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter etc, in the Northeast.
The police stated that these rumours have created "false alarm" in the society, and that they can "take an ugly turn by causing conflict among various sections of the public".
"The speed of transmission of information or data or rumors on social media is so fast that damage control, at times becomes almost impossible", the release said.
The police advised, "If anyone feels that any information is a rumour or is likely to cause embarrassment or disaffection to any person or community or a section of the society, it may be better to first get such information checked or authenticated from official channels or sources."
To confirm any social media news before circulating it for public awareness, one can first check with the Nagaland Police on:
Facebook account: D G P Nagaland
Facebook page: DGP Nagaland