R'sthan cops innovate to create awareness on fake news

The officer had shared a fake post which claimed that West Bengal government has declared a long holiday on Eid. File photo

In an attempt to curb the spread of fake news on Whatsapp groups and other media platforms, the Rajasthan Police has decided to create awareness about fake handles.

With a unique initiative to help Twitter users identify and ignore the fake news, the Rajasthan Police has chosen to spread awareness by highlighting exposes by SM Hoax Slayer, a fact-checker portal, which runs a drive on Twitter exposing fake news.

Speaking through its Twitter handle, the Rajasthan Police said they would be launching a programme to help people differentiate between fake and real news.

On Wednesday, the state police, on its Twitter handle, shared a post under the "exposing fake news series".

They posted a false government notification shared by a Rajasthan IAS officer. 

The officer had shared a fake post which claimed that West Bengal government has declared a long holiday on Eid.

The Rajasthan Police tweeted about this post along with a screenshot which showed Kolkata Police denying the news.

In another tweet, the Rajasthan police advised users to check news from multiple sources and not to make any judgements in haste on any post.

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