SSR’s death case seems to be getting entangled in deep turmoil of bitter truth and falseness spread over social media. Since the case has been handled to CBI, new sensations and contradictions of the same news were being revealed frequently. Now the investigation revealed that over 80,000 fake accounts were created on various social media platforms to debunk Mumbai police and Maharashtra government. Mumbai police commission Param Bir Singh asked the cyber cell to investigate the creation of fake accounts under the information technology act.
Mumbai Police cyber unit has reported that 80k fake accounts found being used to spread hate and false news against the Maha government and Mumbai Police. These accounts are being used in different countries like Japan, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Romania, and France. A senior IPS official said that these accounts were used in a foreign language, so we are in the process of verifying more such accounts.
Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Over 80k fake accounts created to discredit Mumbai police probehttps://t.co/ytPaaWVxZ4
— Hindustan Times (@HindustanTimes) October 5, 2020
Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh further added, “This was a motivated move to malign Maharashtra Government and derail the investigation of Mumbai Police. We were probing the case professionally, but these fake accounts were created to target us with abusive tone.”
If anyone still nurtured the idea that social media is representative of public opinion, this should disabuse them of any illusions:https://t.co/AJY2P5hDyx
If they can create 80,000 IDs to slam theMaharashtraGovt, how many might they have created to abuse @INCIndia &its leaders?
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 6, 2020
“>80K fake accounts were created on various social media platforms on June14 to discredit Mumbai police&Mah govt over the investigation into the death of SSR. Mumbai Police Com has asked the cyber cell to investigate®ister cases under the IT Act”.Great!https://t.co/GimP1bya8N
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) October 6, 2020
We condemn any such attempts to malign the credibility of the Maha Vikas Aghadi govt and the @MumbaiPolice.
It is important to find out those responsible for this and take suitable action against them.https://t.co/lG4iJuxapG
— Mumbai Congress (@INCMumbai) October 6, 2020