Himachal Pradesh: Journalist booked in Baddi district for spreading fake news on social media

Himachal Pradesh: Journalist booked in Baddi district for spreading fake news on social media

YDNews| 08:25 pm| One-minute read

Himachal Pradesh: A journalist from Baddi district of Himachal Pradesh was booked by local police for spreading fake news regarding the movement of buses amid the nationwide lockdown to stop Coronavirus transmission.

The local police reportedly informed that the journalist, in a social media post, wrote that plying of buses from Baddi police station to various parts of the state for stranded people.

The Superintendent of Police, Rohit Malpani said that the journalist was booked under relevant sections of IPC and NDMA Act on Sunday.

There is much such fake news being spread on social media regarding Coronavirus. A few days ago, a picture of a lion on a street went viral on social media. The post read that the Russian government left the lions on the street so that people don’t come out of their houses. But actually, the picture was clicked in the year 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Another picture with many people lying on the ground was heavily shared on social media. That post claimed that the picture was clicked in Italy and the people lying were actually died because of Coronavirus.

Actually, the picture was first posted by Reuters in March 2014. Its caption wrote, “People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of the 528 victims of the Katzbach Nazi concentration camp, in Frankfurt, March 24, 2014.”


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