The trend of spreading rumors and fake news since the COVID-19 pandemic has soared on social media websites. People have time not to believe anything until the government officially announces it.
A recent tweet that a lockdown will be imposed again in the country from December 1 to control the spread of coronavirus went viral. However, it turned out to be false information and the government gave more clarity.
PIB launched this virtual inspection unit in December 2019 to curb misinformation and fake news prevalent on the Internet. The aim of the PIB is to “identify misinformation about government policies and schemes being broadcast on various social media platforms”.
The PIB wrote in a tweet,