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Army cautions personnel about FB messages

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Faced with an onslaught of unsavoury messages on social media, some purportedly written by retired and serving personnel, the Army on Thursday turned to Facebook to caution them against accepting or forwarding messages without verifying facts.

The Army also asked both serving personnel and veterans who are users of social media to be more responsible while forwarding mails which may affect the image of the force.

“Since there was some confusion and lies being spread on social media, we have just posted our already existing circular on our official Facebook account,” Army sources said.

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