Youth arrested for posting fake news | Sunday Observer

Youth arrested for posting fake news

9 October, 2020

Another arrest was made yesterday (8) of an 18-year-old youth who has been posting fake news of the government imposing a curfew.

Police Media Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said, the youth is a resident of Meetiyagoda, and since Monday (5) had been posting fake news regarding imposing an island-wide curfew.

“The youth had a forged letterhead of the Presidential Media Division and logo of prominent news portal to spread the fake news”.

He further added, the youth was arrested and will be produced before the Colombo magistrate court today (9).