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Police arrest man for spreading fake news

Update: June, 10/2019 - 15:22

 

Trần Văn Thước has been detained for allegedly spreading fake news about a deadly power incident at a construction site in Hà Nội's Gia Lâm District. Photo antd.vn

HÀ NỘI — Police in Hà Nội’s Gia Lâm District have detained Trần Văn Thước for allegedly spreading false information about a deadly power incident on social media.

Thước, 22, was working as a builder on a construction project in Gia Lâm District. 

Thước admitted he had filmed a video clip claiming a deadly power incident at the construction site had killed 24 people. He said he posted the clip on Facebook last Saturday.

He said he got the news from a person in the building. The video was shared many times, raising public concern.

Local police claimed the information in the video was not true.

The clip has been deleted from Facebook and the case is under further investigation.  VNS

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