Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday issued an alert against fake news, frivolous information on social media which is creating confusion and panic among students, parents, schools and the general public.

The Board authorities have warned mischievous elements against serious consequences and it would not hesitate to take stringent action against all found guilty.

The latest circular issued by the CBSE board reads, “It is being noticed that that certain unscrupulous elements intend to spread rumours by hosting fake videos/messages on News platforms/ Social Media platforms like YouTube, FaceBook, twitter etc. to spread confusion and panic among students, parents, schools and the general public. The mischievous elements involved in such activities are hereby warned and advised to restrain themselves from such unlawful activities of spreading rumours. In case, any such information comes to the notice of the CBSE, immediate remedial action as necessary and measures as per provisions of the law will be taken by the CBSE”.

The Board also appealed to the general public not to spread the rumours and instead cooperate and ensure smooth conduct of the ensuing annual examinations.

The Class X/XII annual examinations will commence on February 15. The Board stated that they have made all necessary arrangements for the smooth and fair conduct of examinations.

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