Update December 27, 2018

Dhaka 1-40 pm, 09-August, 2020

RAB opens Facebook page to verify fake news

Mirajul Moin Joy

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has opened a Facebook page titled ‘RAB Cyber News Verification Centre’ to aware people over false news and rumours spread during the 11th parliamentary election.

Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Benazir Ahmed revealed it at a press conference arranged to brief journalists regarding the elite force’s preparation for the upcoming general election at its media centre in city’s Karwan Bazar on Thursday.

If anyone becomes confused about any news, he/she will have to share it on the Facebook page and the RAB team will instantly reply it after verifying the truth, said RAB DG.

RAB officials will work round the clock, he added.

The RAB DG also said the Facebook page has been opened to counter all lies, rumours and false news centring the national election slated for 30 December.

A total of 10,000 RAB members have been deployed across the country ahead of the general election, said the RAB DG.

“If anyone dares to carry out violence in any place of the country, we will obstruct them and the elite force is ready to resist them,” he added.

Two army helicopters will remain standby on the election day, he said adding, “A special force will be kept standby for travelling to any part in the country if needed.”

Benazir also requested all to inform them any kind of violent incidents as they can take instant action.

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