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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked law enforcement agencies to step up vigil on social media posts after WhatsApp forwards and rumourmongering have triggered incidents of mob-lynching. 

Nine such cases have been initiated by the state’s criminal investigation department (CID) over the past month. 

Banerjee’s note of caution comes ahead of the Janmashtami celebrations, which might see rallies being organised by VHP and BJP. Stating that many organisations may hol .. It has been noticed that in many cases, communal tension was fuelled by social media mischief makers who keep sharing messages, posts, videos, clips and at times photo-shopped images. 

The CID has a social media monitoring cell which identifies sensitive and subversive messages and remove those, the official said. Apart from the police and administration, Trinamool Congress has its own digital wing that works on “fake news” and spread awareness, said a senior TMC leader. 

Source - The Economic Times

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