By A Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 3: East Khasi Hill district Superintendent of Police (SP) City Vivek Syiem on Thursday said there is a growing trend amongst the general public to post/share objectionable and explicit content online on individual persons’ accounts as well as spread wild rumours on social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp.
In this connection, the SP said recently a post was made in a Facebook group of a girl charging money for sex. The profile picture of the girl with explicit content was passed around, which has caused distress both to the victim and her family.
“It is advised that anyone having information on any racket should report the matter to the police, which can then verify the same and take action on the matter. However without any verification on any matter, some persons are unscrupulously spreading such unverified posts,” he said.
He said that an FIR has been lodged at Rynjah police station and a case has been registered against the Facebook group and the persons making the post. Syiem cautioned that such irresponsible posts can bring immense harm to the person who is being targeted. “Such acts are punishable by law and hence the general public is advised to refrain from vilifying persons using social media,” he appealed.