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Mask for ear too: Nimbalkar urges people to avoid fake news on COVID-19


Team Udayavani, Apr 5, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

Bengaluru: Fake news spreads faster and more easily nowadays through the internet, social media and instant messaging and such news about the COVID-19 pandemic have been labeled a dangerous “infodemic”. These messages may contain useless, incorrect or even harmful information and advice, which can hamper the public health response and add to social disorder and division.

Asking people to avoid fake news on COVID-19, Hemant Nimbalkar IPS, IGP and Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration), shared a photo on his Twitter page and wrote, “One Mask For Ear Too”

“Only Face mask is not enough to fight #COVID19 One Mask For Ear Too… High time to protect yourself from fake news and pervert propaganda Hear-no-evil monkey for an effective fight against #Corona,” he tweeted.

“Protect yourself from fake news not just Coronavirus,” the photo read.

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