UP Police launches digital volunteers campaign to check rumours

Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh police has decided to hire digital volunteers to curb the menace of rumours and bust illegal activities.

The state police will hire 250 digital volunteers at each of the 1,469 police stations to curb mob lynching like incidents triggered by circulation of fake news on social media.

According to Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh, UP police, with 4,41,000 Twitter followers, is the most active on social media.

“Now we are launching our digital volunteers’ campaign. Every police station will have 250 digital volunteers, they will play a key role in busting rumours and will report any illegal activities in the locality,” said OP Singh.

On Thursday, UP police took to Twitter to share the campaign.

“Your opportunity to be a digital volunteer of #UPPolice is here. If you are a peace-loving, law-abiding, socially and digitally active citizen of UP then join hands with us in our first of its kind community policing initiative in the country,” UP Police tweeted. (ANI)