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J&K Administration Confirms Action On Twitter Fake-news Accounts, Says 'handles Identified & Sent, Demanded Blocking'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Jammu and Kashmir principal secy Rohit Kansal that they have identified fake news handles and given it to Twitter for them to be blocked
  • The superintendent has also highlighted the gravity of the situation stating that the tweets of the user has the potential to aggravate the situation and endanger lives in Kashmir
  • The Superintendent of Srinagar Police sent an official letter to Twitter asking it to share Twitter user 'WSK' (@WajSKhan)'s registered email Id, his mobile number, IP address

The Jammu and Kashmir principal secy Rohit Kansal in his brief on Tuesday said that as per the steps taken by Srinagar Police, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has also taken step to curb fake news on Twitter. He announced that they have identified fake news handles and given it to Twitter for them to be blocked.

Principal secretary said: "Where ever anybody is found peddling misinformation, we are dealing with it procedurally, legally and we are identifying such mischief."

READ: CRPF calls out vile and fake Kashmir propaganda on Twitter, busts malicious attempt with scorching statement

Jammu and Kashmir Police's step against Twitter:

In a massive crackdown on propagating fake news about Kashmir, The Superintendent of Srinagar Police, on Monday, has sent an official letter to Twitter asking it to share Twitter user 'WSK' (@WajSKhan)'s registered email Id, his mobile number, IP address, and any other access details. The superintendent has also highlighted the gravity of the situation stating that the tweets of the user has the potential to aggravate the situation further and endanger lives of the general public in Kashmir. Here is the letter accessed by Republic TV: 

MASSIVE: J&K Police issues notice to Twitter HQ, seeks details of fake news-spreading handle. Read letter

CRPF calls out fake news on Twitter:

Calling out the fake news peddled regarding the situation of Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370, now CRPF has said that these are 'baseless and untrue'. The CRPF clarified that security forces are working for bonhomie in the state.

Republic's campaign against fake news on Twitter:

In a huge victory, ISI-backed Pakistani stooge Zaid Zaman Hamid's Twitter account has been withheld in India. Republic has been exposing Pakistan's anti-India propaganda machinery of which people like Hamid were part of. Hamid's social media account, especially on Twitter, is among several others which have been fearmongering and warmongering on the issue of the integration of Kashmir with the rest of India. The tactics used by such account is to circulate misinformation full of vile and hate through doctored videos with the purpose of inciting violence.

Republic has been exposing these handles on social media and has been been a target of such accounts, as one of them, used the channel's content and distorted it to manufacture lies. Such incidences rose notoriously during and after Kashmir's integration with India.Republic had formally taken up the issue with Twitter. When Republic reported on Twitter's inaction, the Pak-stooge began an ISI-backed campaign against the channel. Republic has continued to report fake news propaganda machinery on social media

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