Maharashtra Cyber dept recordsdata 601 instances amid lockdown; 299 arrested to this point

Mumbai, August 17

The Maharashtra Cyber division has to this point registered 601 instances throughout the state for spreading rumours and faux information on social media amid the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, an official mentioned on Monday.

Of the full instances, 262 had been associated to posts on Facebook, 219 had been about WhatsApp forwards, 28 pertained to TikTok movies, 19 had been associated to posts on Twitter, 5 had been about Instagram posts, and 68 instances had been of misusing audio clips and YouTube movies, he mentioned.

So far, 299 individuals have been arrested in reference to these instances, the official mentioned.

In Beed district, greater than 59 instances had been registered amid the pandemic for social media posts which can disturb communal concord, he mentioned.

The official additional mentioned the cyber division has urged dad and mom of youngsters within the age group of seven to 18 years to remember about what the youngsters are shopping on Internet and with whom they’re chatting on-line.

Children should be prevented from falling prey to pornography, he mentioned.

The official additionally mentioned dad and mom ought to keep away from sharing their debit/bank card particulars with the youngsters. If dad and mom permit youngsters to buy on-line, then they need to sit with them and hold a watch on it, the official added. PTI


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