Cancun Cops Investigate 'Fake News' That Scares Away Tourists

Cancun Cops Investigate 'Fake News' That Scares Away Tourists

Authorities in the Mexican beach hotspot of Cancun will investigate social media posts that spread false information about violence in the region that scares away tourists.

Quintana Roo Attorney General Oscar Montes de Oca said last week that a series of social media posts claiming a group of 15 gunmen kidnapped multiple people in a resort area was false, the local news outlet Noticaribe reported.  Authorities responded to the tourist resort area in Cancun soon after the posts went up and determined that the information was false.

“The rumors were spread with malice, we will be attentive to the rumors because it damages the image of the destination, it affects the economy and consequently employment in the area,” he told the local publication.

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