The Division of Internal Political Security under the Lao Cai Provincial Police Department, on February 8 summoned and fined Vu Thi K. (born in 1989, residing in Bac Cuong ward, Lao Cai city) for spreading false information about Covid-19 on her Facebook page.
On February 10 and 12, three other people were fined for spreading rumors about infected cases with the aim of attracting attention from other people on social networks.
Against this backdrop, the Internal Political Security Division advised the leadership of the Lao Cai Provincial Police Department to enhance information about Covid-19 and warn the public against false and fake information about the disease situation on social networks. The unit also coordinated with other functional agencies, especially the Lao Cai Provincial Information and Communications Department, in detecting and preventing wrong information about the Covid-19 outbreak from being posted on social networks.
So far, the Lao Cai local police have summoned eight local Facebookers posting of false information and fined two people VND 20 million for their offences.
In the coming time, the Lao Cai provincial police will strengthen coordination with functional forces in managing information in the cyberspace and controlling the spread of false information about the Covid-19. They will also attach importance to orienting public opinion, helping maintain a safe living and working environment for local people.