Longview Police recently took to social media warning citizens to guard themselves against fake news.

In a post made on the Longview Police Department's Facebook Page on Tuesday, June 19, the department reminded citizens to verify the accuracy of reports that they read on social media with the departments or local news media, before sharing.

The intent is to remind us all to be aware that some people are sharing information to cause stress and shock others, without any real cause. They are asking us to help them in stopping the rumor mill.