EC asks Delhi Police to probe fake news schedule on polls

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New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has directed Delhi Police to start a probe into fake news relating to Lok Sabha elections schedule on social media.

According to reports the Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) in a letter has requested the city police  “to take immediate action against unknown persons and entities those who have circulated the fake news.”

In a letter to Special Commissioner of Police, Special Cell and Technology Cell, the Election Commission has brought to notice that “fake news relating to the schedule of general election 2019”.

It was found that the fake news was circulated on various social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp.

The letter has expressed that fake news is “causing severe confusion to the public thereby creating public nuisance and mischief.”

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