Police warn about 'nonsense' details found on social media

POLICE and Banana Shire Council have warned the community to be aware that information they find on social media, particularly relating to disaster and crime situations, might not represent true events.

Banana Shire Council CEO Ray Geraghty said the community should confirm what they read on social media.

"It scares me some of the nonsense you see," he said.

"Groups who imply they (are legitimate) have caused some problems."

Biloela Police Senior Sergeant Nick Paton said people who operated social media and Facebook groups or pages should make sure information they posted was accurate.

"Where information is available, the police will release it to (the media) and that information is accurate," he said.

"Don't believe everything you read."



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