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Security agencies in J&K ask Social media service providers to take action against misinformation campaigns

Jammu and Kashmir police has written to social media service providers to take action against mischievous campaigns spreading panic among the people and projecting a negative image of the situation in the state. Administrations have asked the service providers to take action against eight twitter accounts which include that of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. 

The security forces have also dismissed a “malicious” social media post by a Pakistani journalist about an alleged fratricidal clash between the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Kashmir police, in a tweet, said, the content was untrue and absolutely baseless and it has reported the post to the micro-blogging site for remedial action. 

Social Media giant Facebook has said it is treating discussions on Jammu & Kashmir with top priority and is removing content that violates its community standards. Twitter has also suspended accounts of few Pakistani journalists who were spreading rumours.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, media persons in Kashmir Valley are being facilitated through a media centre set up by the government. They have been provided with phone & internet facility. Regular briefings are being held on a daily basis by senior officials. 

A week after the revocation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation, a jittery Pakistan is not able to digest the new reality and it is as usual busy in spreading canards about India. Fake news and misinformation related to Jammu & Kashmir, circulated by Pakistani agencies on social media have gone up considerably to mislead the global community. 

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