Shimla: Social media has the power to play with the minds of people and management of perception through it is difficult to control, a senior police official said on Thursday.

In his address at the inaugural of two-day 46th All India Police Science Congress here, Bureau of Police Research and Development Director General A.P. Maheshwari said that social media has the power to make ingress into the human mind and practically control it.

The theme of the session was "Social media and law enforcement".

Data from social media is harvested using different applications and is used for marketing, while fake news is used to spread narratives with the help of these bots, he said.

Delegates in the session raised issues for bringing out legal provisions to deal with challenges arising from social media.

Discussion on crypto-currency and its challenges were also held.

Forensic Services PwC Executive Director Krishna Sastry Pandyala said crypto-currencies are digital currencies that rely on the principles of cryptography to regulate the creation of the currency as well as the validation of transactions using this currency.

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Mangaluru: Three persons, including the owner of a house, were injured when a tree fell on their house near BGS High School near Kavoor on the outskirts of the city today.

The owner of the house Sadananda, his wife Ratna and their daughter were injured. It is learned that a lot of damage has been done to the house.

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In the meantime, MLA Dr. Bharath Shetty, MCC member Sumangala Rao and others visited and inspected the spot.

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