Tripura police ask Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to share details of 101 accounts


Tripura Police have searched for details of more than 100 social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly fake news and provocative posts.

Police have requested details from social media platforms for various bogus and provocative messages that have been posted in connection with recent community violence in Bangladesh.

Police said 11 cases had been recorded of incitement to community violence against 71 people.

Interestingly, four Supreme Court lawyers, social activists and religious activists have also been held up for inciting community tensions.

Police added that eight people had been arrested so far in connection with the cases.

Investigators identified multiple social media posts and sent separate letters to social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – for details of 101 accounts from which provocative and twisted posts were made about the incidents reported in state last month.

Police last month warned against rumors that there had been no incidents of mosque fire in northern Tripura. “During Viswa Hindu Parisad protest rally in Panisagar, no mosques were set on fire, and photos shared of a burning or damaged mosque or collection of sticks etc. on social media are all fake and do not come from Tripura, “he said.

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