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In last 24 hours total 20 FIR registered in Maharashtra about fake news, rumors and hate speech on social media and other online channels

Out of 20 cases registered yesterday, 14 are communal in nature and 6 are rumors about Corona Epidemics

Yesterday Cases were registered at : Jalana (5), Usmanabad (1), Hingoli(1),Buldhana (2),Beed (10, Nashik city (1), Amaravati city (1), Kolhapur (9)

From the Lockdown to till date, total 132 Cases registered regarding fake news, rumors and hat speech over social media in Maharashtra

Last five days there is increase in hate speech and communal crimes over social media and in total out of 132, there are 49 cases about hat speech over social media

In Total 35 accused are arrested and 28 are identified

What's App, Facebook and tweeter are mostly used for these activities. Now from yesterday WhatApp has disabled forwarding to many users any frequently forwarded message.

Maharashtra cyber has also issued advisory for what's App users and admins regarding do's and don'ts.  The advisory may be given widest publicity to aware users.

Press not and statistics is attached herewith.

Regards

Dr. Balsing Rajput
 Supreintendent Of Police (Cyber)

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