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Digital economy minister tells public: Stop fake news! Not sure - Don't share!

 

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The minister for the digital economy and society Buddhipongse Punnakanta told the Thai media that the problem of what he called "fake news" was getting worse and worse.

 

He was apparently referring to people who share unverified stories and make unsubstantiated comments about coronavirus.

 

He warned the public that he was working with a special police team to tackle the problem.

 

His message was clear. If you are not confident about the veracity of news don't share it. Also he reminded the Thai public not to share news that has no verifiable source.

 

"If you do this fake news will stop right there with you," he said.

 

He said that unhelpful comments and distortions were damaging society.

 

He indicated to INN that most of the fake news was on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and he said he had contacted them in an effort to limit damaging content.

 

Source: INN

 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Digital economy minister tells public: Stop fake news! Not sure - Don't share!

 

Not sharing this one...for sure !

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LMAO, did it ever occur to the minister where the source of fake news started originally.

 

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better  tell your  own Govt first then pal!

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

He warned the public that he was working with a special police team to tackle the problem.

yeah  REAL  PRIORITY that is

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6 hours ago, aussienam said:

I agree on this one. 

There are idiots online of all nationalities spreading all sorts of stupid rumours, conspiracy theories, false outbreak reports, misinformation etc that could potentially go 'viral' (pardon the pun) and generate mass panic.  

Yes, governments are not perfect and will make poor decisions, but the end game is to nip the 'Wuhan' virus in the bud. 

Australia where I am stranded is the same with poor decisions made such as allowing infected ship load of people on shore causing mass infections.  And airport border control not temperature testing anyone arriving (albeit not perfect method), etc etc.  

Hooray mate i agree with you Some people like spreading stories to cause fear  Yesterday a guy says to me we are in Lockdown nothing open Pigs <deleted> The supermarkets are open the transport is running The post office is open The banks are open weeks days Just non essential services are closed This talk causes fear So the minister is right what he says

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Every colleague of yours (Thai minister) gives false news daily ... why don't you tell them too? ...

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