Tripura Police asks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to share details of 101 accounts

Tripura Police sought details of over 100 social media accounts from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for alleged fake news and provocative posts.

The police asked the details from the social media platforms for various fake and provocative posts which were made in connection with recent communal violence in Bangladesh.

Police said that 11 cases were registered for instigating communal violence against 71 persons.

Interestingly, four Supreme Court lawyers, social activists and religious campaigners were also booked for instigating communal tension.

Police added that eight people were arrested so far in connection with the cases.

The investigating officers have identified several social media posts and sent separate letters to social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – seeking details of 101 accounts from which provocative and twisted posts were made about the reported incidents in the state last month.

Last month, police had warned action against rumour mongers claiming that there was no incident of burning any mosque in North Tripura. “During the protest rally of Viswa Hindu Parisad in Panisagar no mosque was burnt, and the pictures being shared of burning or damaged mosque or collection of sticks etc in social media are all fake and not from Tripura,” it had said.

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