Employees of an Iranian police unit specializing in tracking violations in cyberspace have detained 24 people for disseminating information on the Internet about coronavirus that does not correspond to reality, ISNA reported.
According to the head of this unit, Vahid Majid, his staff interrogated another 118 people, but after that, they were released.
He added that the police carefully monitor information published online in Iran.
Majid also indicated that law enforcement officers will continue to take action against those who distribute notes, pictures or videos that “contain rumors or fake news aimed at disturbing public order and raising public concern.”
Meanwhile, the number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran has reached 19 people. The number of cases has increased to 139 people.
Since December, more than 78 thousand cases of COVID-19 have been registered in China, and the number of victims has exceeded 2.7 thousand people.