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Lok Sabha polls 2024: Kerala police book online channel for fake news against voting machines

Police also warned of stringent action against those who spread misleading and hate-mongering news among the public in connection with the Lok Sabha polls.
Last Updated : 20 April 2024, 10:12 IST
Last Updated : 20 April 2024, 10:12 IST

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala police on Saturday registered a case against an online channel for propagating fake news against electronic voting machines and poll officials.

As per the case registered at the City Cyber crime station here, the online channel had published a news stating that electronic voting machines kept in the capital district have glitches and there was a dispute between election officials and politicians in this regard.

The case was registered based on a complaint lodged by the district collector, police said.

The online channel withdrew the news after the legal action, police said in a Facebook statement.

Police also warned of stringent action against those who spread misleading and hate-mongering news among the public in connection with the Lok Sabha polls.

A 24x7 cyber patrolling has been launched in the state to detect all kinds of such cybercrimes, they added.

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Published 20 April 2024, 10:12 IST

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