Argentinian provincial police arrest TV star for spreading misinformation


The former Big Brother reality TV star Matías Schrank was arrested by the Cybercrime division of the Misiones provincial police, after publishing tweets that claimed that Eduardo Rovira, the president of the Misiones legislature, had contracted COVID-19 on his  recent trip to Thailand and was reckless in not immediately going  into quarantine but continuing to hold meetings with other high-level government officials. Schrank was charged under Article. 211 of the Criminal Code, which carries a penalty of two to six years in prison for spreading public fear or inciting unrest.


Writer: La Nacion
Publication: La Nacion