Bengal govt’s re­sponse to fake news

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

Cur­rently, peo­ple found prop­a­gat­ing fake news and mor­phed images over so­cial me­dia are booked un­der Section 505 (1)(b) (likely to cause, fear or alarm to the pub­lic or to any section of the pub­lic whereby any per­son may be in­duced to com­mit an of­fence against the state or against the pub­lic tran­quil­ity) in West Bengal. The state gov­ern­ment is moot­ing to en­act a law against fake news on so­cial me­dia. Le­gal pro­ceed­ings would be ini­ti­ated against any por­tal or in­di­vid­ual found cir­cu­lat­ing fake news.

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