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Trinidad & Tobago: Ignore fake news on social media, Police Commissioner pleads

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is advising the public to ignore inaccurate social media posts which can cause unnecessary panic among the citizens.

The warning comes as Griffith noted three recent instances of so-called anonymous security sources which have shared inaccurate information on social media, via WhatsApp and in videos.

In the first instance, there was a video posted which showed illegal immigrants running onto the shore, saying it could have been Los Iros, Moruga, Cedros and Icacos. The Commissioner noted that the video turned out to be nationals of the Dominican Republic entering Puerto Rico.

In the second instance, social media was abuzz with information that the Prime Minister was going to implement a State of Emergency/Curfew long before he hosted his media conference on Monday. Griffith noted that this turned out to be false.

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