|Fact-check panel to curb fake news|
ITANAGAR, June 1 - In view of the reported increase in fake news on social media, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, a fact-check committee has been constituted by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
The committee is being headed by IPR deputy director Denhang Bosai. The committee’s first meeting was held on Monday.
IPR secretary Himanshu Gupta expressed concern over the inundation of fake news on social media and asked the committee members to ensure filtration of news. The secretary suggested that fake news of serious and sensitive nature should be reported to police.
The committee shall devote a minimum of one hour every evening to find out fake posts that may incite violence or hatred among the public.