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Anti fake news website is now live

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The Anti-Fake News Centre, created by the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, opened last Friday and is now available to access online.

The government says the centre will target fake news that might have an impact on the public and public assets, using examples of news about epidemics, disasters, the environment and the economy, and news that could create social rifts or “undermine the country’s image”.

The Ministry says the centre’s main role will be to monitor news online and on social media platforms. If fake news is found, it will coordinate with related agencies to counter it and produce accurate coverage.

The centre has launched the www.antifakenewscenter.com homepage, where the public can check the list of fake news. The website is only in Thai language at this stage.

The website makes no comment about how it would evaluate alleged fake news or take action against the writers or publishers.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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