Delhi Police directed by Election Commission to probe into fake news of Lok Sabha election schedule

With the ‘fake news’ of the upcoming Lok Sabha election schedule circulating on social media, the Election Commission of India ( EC ) on  Thursday has directed the Delhi Police to ‘investigate’ the matter.

The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer ( CEO ) has written to the Delhi Police seeking ‘immediate necessary action’ against anyone involved – all ‘unknown persons and entities’ behind circulating this fake news.

Addressed to the Special Commissioner of Police, Special Cell and Technology Cell, the letter makes a mention of ‘social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp’ where this fake news  has been circulated. The letter  adds that such fake news has resulted in ‘severe confusion’ and is causing ‘public nuisance and mischief’.

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