Shillong, April 28: The Meghalaya police has warned the people of the State against posting and sharing of explicit content as well as spreading wild rumour through social media.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Davis Nestell R Marak said, “There is a rising trend among people to post and share objectionable and explicit content on social media.”
“Recently, an explicit video clip of a girl was posted and shared on Facebook, which has caused much distress to both the victim and her family members,” Marak said. The district police chief has advised public, especially the youth, to restrain from capturing obnoxious images and disseminate or post them on social media without the consent of the person concerned as it is considered criminal offence and one can also be booked under cyber law.
The East Khasi Hills SP said that some persons without verification of the content unscrupulously post, share and comment on some unverified post. The police said that such irresponsible posts could cause immense harm to the people who are being targeted. “Such acts are strictly punishable by law as per the provisions of IT Act, 2000 and IPC. Hence, the general public is advised to refrain from defaming persons on social media,” Marak added.