Maintain decency in social media use, Kathmandu police tell public

Kathmandu, June 27

The Metropolitan Crime Division, the crime investigation police unit of the capital, has urged members of the public to maintain decency while using social media so that they can avoid being victims or perpetrators of cybercrime.

The Division has told public not to accept friend requests sent by strangers on Facebook as “the trend of making obscene pictures by morphing pictures of social media users from their Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Imo and Instagram and posting them online is increasing of late.”

The Division has also warned people against spreading rumours about various issues on social media, and defaming other people.

Police say people can be fined upto Rs 200,000 or jailed for two years or can be given both the sentences if they are found involved in such activities as they can be deemed cybercrime.