Bristol Borough Police Warn Against Fake News
Someone forwards a post on social media and it spreads like wildfire. Recently, the police learned about about a woman in a nursing outfit that was beaten by four men, It was FAKE NEWS and did not happen.. It is posted on social media as a fact. There was nothing true about that post at all, police said.
That did not stop people from posting threats on social media wanting violence and revenge to happen to people they thought was responsible for the false report, Bristol Borough Police Chief Steven Henry said. He cautioned people to not believe everything they read on social media sites.
“The public is strongly urged to get their news from legitimate professional news sources. Please confirm any similar type of post before forwarding,” the chief said..