As we are well aware regarding the increase in number of COVID-19 cases once again, several fake news are being circulated on the social media. One such news stating ” A 30 Days Mask Checking Campaign is to be started from tomorrow. Within this campaign, wearing a mask will be compulsory by the citizens failing to which may lead to jail or similar punishment. Read Mask Checking News Fake confirmed by UP Police – Covid 19.
Due to the increase in the petrol & diesel prices, other products such as price of milk is also being affected. In this situation when this Fake news was created it circulated very rapidly on the social media, and several questions for the UP Police were raised.
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This was the fake news snap that was circulated among the social media platforms. It is still not disclosed how the news was circulated, who was behind this incident, was it a joke or what was the purpose behind spreading such a fake news.
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Mask Checking Fake News Notified by UP Police
As soon as people bring the fake news to UP Police notice, the officials of the Uttar Pradesh tweeted via their official twitter account @Uppolice in which they mentioned the truth of the fake news that was being ciculated. The tweet stated:
उत्तर प्रदेश पुलिस द्वारा मास्क चेकिंग का 30 दिन का ऐसा कोई भी अभियान नही चलाया जा रहा है, और न ही ऐसी कोई सूचना प्रसारित की गई है।
अतः ऐसी भ्रामक खबरों पर ध्यान न दें, जो भी इस प्रकार की भ्रामकता फैलायेगा, उसके विरुद्ध आवश्यक विधिक कार्यवाही की जाएगी।#UPPAgainstFakeNews
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) February 25, 2021