Those who are the target of false news on social media can seek legal civil action.
And the Police Service is warning citizens against starting or spreading false news online.
Inspector Amos Sylvester of the Cyber Crime Unit says such false news is making the job of law enforcement even more difficult.
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In some cases, he says citizens are unfairly targeted and their character tarnished.
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Inspector Sylvester was speaking during today’s weekly Police briefing.