The Election Commission (EC) has formed an investigation team to prevent propaganda, fake news and rumors in social networking sites ahead of the 11th parliamentary election slated for December 30.

The office order to formulate a high-level 8-member monitoring cell was issued on Wednesday (December 19).

From now on, the cell will monitor propaganda related to electoral issues on Facebook and in social networking sites round the clock, said SM Asaduzzaman, EC Public relations director. 

The cell will function through a WhatsApp group, exchanging information among the members.

Afterwards, should any objectionable content found, the cell will inform EC to issue orders to the concerned directorate in order to take actions.

The eight members are from Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Special Branch (SB) of police.

The 11th parliamentary election is slated for December 30.

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