Shillong, August 27, 2019 (MMP): Meghalaya police, one of the stakeholders who are deeply concerned with the rise of information manipulation to influence public views, social behavior, spreading of hate messages, fear and distortion of historical facts, today, organized the first ever workshop cum training programme on “Fake news and social media” at the Police Headquarter in Shillong. Inaugurating the conference, Meghalaya Additional Director General of Police, Heimonlang Nongpluh said the objective of the training programme is to make the officers aware on the need to equip themselves with the various cyber crime laws in the event of rising cyber crime and misuse of social media for personal benefit and for creating confusion in the society. He also suggested that they should make personal effort to develop their own expertise that will help them to tackle the rising misuse of social media.
Talking to the media, the Social Media Consultant for Assam and Meghalaya police, Salik Khan said the most deceptive element thrive in social media. Khan, a specialist in social media, while recalling the Sikh incident in Shillong had gone viral due to social media, Khan said the Meghalaya police had done by issuing an advisory to contain the circulation of fake video and to dispel wrong information about the incident. MMP