After Newtown tragedy, cops target social net pranksters

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn, police warned that they will prosecute anyone purposefully posting false information related to the incident on social networks.”Misinformation is being posted on social media sites,” said Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance at a news conference Sunday, according to a report on NPR. “These issues are crimes. They will be investigated, statewide and federally, and prosecution will take place when people perpetrating this information are identified.” see:Feds Probe Fake Web Posts re Conn. School Massacre, May Pursue Criminal Charges
Amidst the shock and horror over the Friday shooting massacre of more than two dozen children and adults at an elementary school in Connecticut, some individuals inserted themselves into the high-profile case by creating fake Internet posts and pages, authorities say.

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