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Police to investigate online hate speech, threats

08 January 2019, MVT 11:00
Maldives Police during an operation. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU
08 January 2019, MVT 11:00

Maldives Police Service has commenced probes into threats circulating through social media.

In a tweet, Police declared that they were looking into a "string of hate speech and threats" observed in recent online conversations, and urged the public to refrain from online harassment.

Police's tweet announcing the investigation into a "string of hate speech". PHOTO: TWITTER

Targeted hate speech is often observed on Twitter, among other social media platforms.

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