The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the media had to debunk rumors on social media that Senior Superintendent Roger Alexander was shot dead. The TTPS released a statement confirming that the rumors were false and that Alexander was alive and well, carrying out his duties as usual. The rumor started circulating on WhatsApp, stating that Alexander, the host of TV6’s Beyond the Tape, had been shot dead in El Socorro. The Beyond the Tape Facebook page also debunked the rumor, confirming that Alexander was alive and well.
As seen on a recent article on the Guardian, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the media had to spend a significant amount of time debunking rumors on social media over the weekend. The rumors claimed that the TTPS’ most popular officer, Snr Supt Roger Alexander, had been shot dead.
In response to the rumors, the TTPS released a statement saying that the posts were false and that Snr Supt Ag Alexander was alive and well. The statement also confirmed that he was currently carrying out his duties as he leads the members of his team.
The rumors began circulating on WhatsApp around 7:30 pm on Saturday, with a post claiming that the host of TV’6s Beyond the Tape had been shot dead in El Socorro. The post even went so far as to offer condolences to his family.
The Beyond the Tape Facebook page was also quick to debunk the rumor, stating that Snr Supt Alexander was alive and well. The page confirmed this by citing a close relative who had confirmed his well-being after the post began circulating.
It is unfortunate that such rumors are allowed to spread so easily on social media. These posts can cause undue stress and anxiety for the families of the individuals mentioned in them, as well as for the wider community.
It is important to remember that not everything we see on social media is true. We must take the time to fact-check any information we come across before sharing it with others. This is particularly important when it comes to news and information about individuals, as false rumors can have serious consequences for their well-being and safety.
To end, it is heartening to know that Snr Supt Alexander is alive and well. The TTPS and the media’s swift response to the rumors helped to quell any concerns that may have arisen. However, this incident serves as a reminder that we must be vigilant when it comes to social media and the information we consume and share. We must always verify any information we come across before spreading it further.
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