Fake news endangers lives

Fake news, riding on the power of social media, brought thousands of people to vaccination centers early morning of August 5. They were “convinced” to line up for vaccination by the news that only the vaccinated can claim the ‘ayuda’ (cash aid) from the government, as the unvaccinated will not be allowed to go out of their houses after the ECQ starts.

We can cite more fake news items that had caused panic, led to wrong decisions, or inconvenience. But that will just be giving another platform to spread fake news.

One way to kill fake news is not to spread them. The more immediate way is the stricter enforcement of the law on cybercrime.



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