Page on networking site is fake, says CBSE board
The education board issued a statement on Wednesday clarifying that it does not have a Facebook account after finding one claiming to be the official CBSE page, which used the board's logo.mumbai Updated: Jan 19, 2012 01:28 IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is taking on an online imposter.
The education board issued a statement on Wednesday clarifying that it does not have a Facebook account after finding one claiming to be the official CBSE page, which used the board's logo.
"It has been brought to the notice of the board that some unscrupulous elements are operating accounts on Facebook in the name of CBSE, using the official logo and posting objectionable material," said a statement from the board.
The page carries a cartoon showing activist Anna Hazare hitting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "It is therefore notified in public interest that CBSE does not have any account on Facebook and has no relation or responsibility regarding the content of these accounts."
The CBSE, however, is not the only education body faced with this issue. A handle called UMumbai, that has been operating on Twitter is following 1,875 accounts and in turn has 368 followers. University of Mumbai officials said this handle is fake. Only one tweet has emerged from the fake account so far directing the user to join the University's facebook page - which is also fake.
"We are not operating these accounts at all," said Rajpal Hande, director of the board of college and university development, after it was brought to his notice on Monday. "The authentic site is our official website."
Hande said he directed the university's public relations official to put up a notice on the website saying it was not operating on these social networking sites. Both the fake Twitter and Facebook accounts use the official university logo. The only confirmed authentic presence that the university has apart from its official website, is on Youtube.