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Coronavirus: Ten held for circulating fake news on social media

Coronavirus: Ten held for circulating fake news on social media

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2020, 02:35 pm

Kottayam/UNI:  Ten persons were arrested on Friday for allegedly circulating fake news on social media on Coronavirus.

The persons shared fake news which read seven persons who returned from Tablighi Jamaat congregation tested positive for COVID-19 and they are absconding from the health officials.

The fire force administered sanitation procedures at a mosque here on Tuesday last. Using the video clip of this incident, the accused circulated the fake news on social media.


The fake news first appeared on a WhatsApp group named 'Mathrusagha'. After examining the news, the mosque committee members lodged a complaint with the police.

Following this, police arrested the WhatsApp group administration officials. Later they were released on bail.

Meanwhile, it was found that the fake news was shared on more than 100 WhatsApp groups. 

Coronavirus: Ten held for circulating fake news on social media

India Blooms News Service
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