CID investigates spread of false information on social media

CID investigates spread of false information on social media

CID investigates spread of false information on social media

Written by Staff Writer

28 May, 2020 | 9:57 am

Colombo (News 1st): The Criminal Investigation Department has launched investigations into 400 incidents of spreading false information on the COVID-19 pandemic, via social media platforms.

Police said a special team is conducting these investigations.

16 people have so far been arrested over the spread of false information via social media, following investigations conducted by Police and CID.

A former Presidential staff member, a doctor, University administration official and a university student are among the arrested.

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