Stop spreading fake news

Source: New Straits Times

THE spread of fake news is a threat to the nation and can cause public distress.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Network Security, New Media Monitoring, Compliance and Advocacy Sector chief officer Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek said fake news was easily viralled through social media platforms like Whats App, Facebook, and blogs in a short period of time.

He said this would affect one’s perception and grasp of the reality of a situation as gullible members of the public would simply believe the news to be true ,even if it was completely untrue.

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