New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday released an advisory for Board students, asking them to stay vigilant against fake news on social media. The CBSE Class 12th Board examination started on February 15 and Class 10 exam began on February 21. Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points

In the notice released, the Board has appealed to the general public to help with smooth and fair conduct of the examination. Also Read - Facebook Says It Will Pay USD 1 Billion over 3 Years To News Industry

Speaking of paper leak, CBSE said, “It has been noticed in the past that certain unscrupulous elements spread rumours by posting fake videos/messages on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, obviously with the intention of spreading confusion and panic amongst students, parents, schools and public.” Also Read - Facebook Blocks Myanmar Military, Ban to Extend on Instagram As Well 

“Through this notice, persons involved in such activities are warned and advised to restrain themselves from such activities. In case any such information comes to the notice of the CBSE, immediate necessary action as per provisions of the law will be taken by the CBSE.”

The CBSE has decided to declare results earlier than usual, by May 10, said a senior official at the CBSE regional office in Dehradun. As per several reports, “The board has decided to complete evaluation of all examination papers by April 20 and declare results by May 10.”