Four people in Pingnan, Guangxi, have been given administrative punishment by police for spreading rumors about the epidemic

On February 8, 2022, a netizen posted on the local wechat group in Pingnan that “The Second People’s Hospital (Da ‘an Hospital) has detected a positive patient (confirmed), who comes from Qiaowei and usually lives in Haogang Huating…”The news spread online, causing concern among netizens.The police in Pingnan County, Guigang city, Guangxi Province, immediately investigated and verified the discovery, and summoned Yang, Hu and other four people (all from Dazhou Town, Pingnan County) to the police station for questioning. All four people confessed to the illegal act of spreading false information.On February 9, pingnan County public Security bureau based on the “People’s Republic of China public Security Management Punishment Law” article 25 of the provisions, according to the law to Yang, Hu and other four people imposed administrative penalties.At present, the situation of epidemic prevention and control at home and abroad is still grim, and at a time when all parties in society are making all-out efforts to prevent and control the epidemic, rumor spreading is bound to cause adverse social impact, mislead the public and disrupt social and public order.The police remind: the network is not outside the law, rumor spreading behavior not only violates the relevant provisions of the Internet, but also constitutes an illegal crime.Hope that the majority of netizens consciously do not fabricate rumors, do not spread rumors, do not believe rumors, constitute a crime, the public security organs will be investigated in accordance with the law.Editor/White Dragon

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