Tuesday, September 27, 2022
HomeAsia Pacific NewsIndiaPolice social media teams formed in nine cities, 37 districts

Police social media teams formed in nine cities, 37 districts


Police social media teams formed in nine cities, 37 districts

The Tamil Nadu police have constituted special teams to monitor and curb the circulation of misinformation and rumours on social media.

An official note from the Director General of Police said, “It is essential now to monitor closely the people who circulate posts of misinformation and rumours on social media and thereby create confusion, unrest, violence and defame the police force. Similarly, it is imperative to quickly detect the perpetrators of sexual offences, sale of drugs, financial frauds through cyberspace.” 

Hence, social media teams have been formed in nine cities, including Chennai, and 37 districts with 203 officers and police personnel.  These teams will function under the cyber crime wing superintendent of police, the press note said. The officers and personnel for these teams have been selected based on their proficiency in computer handling and cyber forensic science.

According to the press note, the teams will aim to nip in the bud those who spread fake messages and information by identifying them and removing the posts concerned. Their social media accounts will also be disabled and the persons will be booked in cybercrime cases.  The teams will also help avoid clashes among various religious, communal and caste groups, the police said.

#Police #social #media #teams #formed #cities #districts

- Advertisement -

Related stories

Golfer Vani Kapoor Finishes Steady 29th, Tvesa Malik 49th

Vani Kapoor came up with a steady two-under 70...

Police Remands Two, Accused in Fake Medicine Case in Gaya for 3 Days

Last Updated: September 26, 2022, 23:09 IST Accused Alok Mishra...

Latest stories


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here