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Mumbai cyber cell to probe online trolls targeting them over Sushant Singh Rajput case

The police said that fake accounts were being operated on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where the trolls went on to abuse the city police

07 Oct 2020 12:55 PM

Russia-linked Facebook accounts targeting US audience removed

Facebook removed 49 accounts, 69 pages and 85 Instagram accounts with a total of nearly 300,000 followers

13 Mar 2020 5:54 PM

Bogus Brexit murder plot and other lies planted online by Russian accounts: Study

The aim was to 'divide, discredit, and distract' Western countries by planting false information.

23 Jun 2019 4:33 PM

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook said it removed pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that spread information about politics and political leaders.

02 Apr 2019 11:04 AM

Facebook pulls over 2,000 accounts linked to deceptive behaviour

These accounts used tactics such as creating networks of accounts to mislead other users into who they were.

27 Mar 2019 2:40 PM


Facebook, Instagram sue Chinese companies for selling fake accounts

Facebook revealed that the companies engaged in the fraud with respect to other online companies as well.

03 Mar 2019 12:06 PM

Facebook removes more accounts

These accounts targeted people across the world.

01 Feb 2019 12:33 PM

Transactions worth Rs 460 Cr made from dead man's account in Pak

Iqbal Aaraiyn, a resident of Karachi who died on May 9, 2014, had three bank accounts mysteriously opened under his name after his death.

16 Oct 2018 2:27 PM

Instagram to let users evaluate authenticity of accounts

The Facebook-owned company is also launching a global verification form for notable public figures.

29 Aug 2018 4:18 PM

Facebook removes accounts involved in political influence campaign ahead of US mid-term polls

Fake accounts contacted administrators of five other legitimate Facebook groups to help plan the counterprotest.

01 Aug 2018 10:42 AM


Consumer forum tells postal dept to pay Rs 24.91 lakh

Col Suri’s money kept in a recurring account to the tune of Rs 24.91 lakh was illegally withdrawn by a postal agent in August 2013.

08 Dec 2017 2:39 AM

Social media used to extract info on Army, says J&K Police; advisory issued

The Jammu and Kashmir police also recently gave a statement saying that social media is manipulating the youth of Kashmir. 

07 Jul 2017 8:31 PM

Instagram's new feature aims to weed out fake accounts

The new feature will allow users to create a group of select friends who can view certain pictures in Stories and the main feed.

24 Jun 2017 5:04 PM

Nashik bank manager booked in cheating case

The case came to light after an official from TDCM approached the Cuffe Parade police a week ago.

09 May 2017 2:23 AM

On being politically correct

Facebook is tightening its grip around fake accounts spreading misinformation.

30 Apr 2017 12:43 AM


Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Facebook's security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign

15 Apr 2017 7:40 AM

Facebook to weed out fake accounts

The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes.

13 Apr 2017 4:17 PM

Two held for creating fake bank accounts

Police also worked out a cheating case in which a woman, Suman Anand, a resident of Greater Kailash, was cheated of Rs 55 lakh.

24 Dec 2016 1:48 AM