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To counter fake news, UP Police to launch a new Twitter handle

The move comes days after reports said that the Uttar Pradesh Police had detained a herd of donkeys for few days for destroying 'costly' plants in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun.
Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi December 08, 2017 9:34 IST
India TV News Desk

The Uttar Pradesh Police is planning to come up with a new Twitter handle to tackle with people posting "fake news" and showing cops in bad light, a report said.

“We are coming up with a separate official handle which will tweet out the names of mischievous Twitter users and the incidents which are either fake or wrongly attributed to the Uttar Pradesh Police deliberately or inadvertently,” Rahul Srivastava, public relations officer to UP Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh, told The Times of India.

“There are several Twitter handles which consistently target us over fake news that is often communally sensitive. Such users don’t retract even after our repeated clarifications," he added.

Earlier, he had even warned a Twitter user for sharing a fake news report about the UP police. “We are going to launch a separate Twitter handle for fake news on @uppolice and your tweet will definitely get a place there. Thank you,” the PRO had said.

The move comes days after reports said that the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a herd of donkeys for few days for destroying 'costly' plants in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun.