Tweet responsibly, say West Bengal Police

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Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) The West Bengal Police on Wednesday cautioned against spreading rumours on social media that could “disturb” communal harmony.

The directive came a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that communal violence broke out in the state’s North 24-Parganas district following a Facebook post.

“Responsible people must tweet responsibly, not with the aim of spreading rumours & disturbing communal harmony. Don’t Spread any Rumour. Administration is taking full care to maintain Peace and Harmony,” the West Bengal Police said on Twitter.

Referring to rumours being spread through social media posts about incidents at Baduria under Basirhat sub-division, Banerjee on Tuesday lashed out at the central government.

“We support social media but the central government has an agenda. Sometimes it is to create a hate group and cause riots via Facebook. Yesterday’s incident is like that. There have been false posting of pictures which don’t have any link to reality,” she told the media here on Tuesday.

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Banerjee said the person who posted the objectionable matter on Facebook was arrested immediately.



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