Fake News Circulated in Name of Hoax Central Ministry, Assam Police Steps in
GUWAHATI: A fake news in the name of a non-existent ministry has been spread through social media across Assam in the name of "Minister of Communication and Digital Economy".
However, such a ministry does not exist.
Meanwhile, Assam Police, through its offical Twitter handle wrote, "There is a Fake WhatsApp Janasanyog Government Notification being circulated in the name of a nonexistent Minister of Communication & Digital Economy stating that from 4.4.20 all Phone Calls will be recorded, all Social Media monitored and Android phones connected to the Ministry.”
“Do not believe this message. It is fake. Do not forward or circulate it either,” the message further added.
It is to be mentioned that the Assam Police has arrested several persons for spreading fake news on COVID-19 since March 25, 2020 and so far had lodged 7 cases and arrested 4 persons.