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Facebook news page probed for erroneous bomb report in Lapu-Lapu

/ 03:51 PM July 05, 2017

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MANILA — Cebu police will investigate the administrators of the Facebook page Cebu Flash Report in relation to their post claiming the supposed discovery of a bomb in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City.

Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, Police Regional Office chief, said he ordered the anti-cyber crime division to investigate the administrators.

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“Posting unverified reports on Facebook that caused alarm and undue panic is punishable under the cybercrime law,” Taliño said.

In one of its posts Tuesday afternoon, CFR stated that a bomb was found near a store in Barangay Basak. Police rushed to the area to check only to find a cassette player that didn’t contain any improvised explosive device (IED).  SFM

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