Tackling Fake News

To tackle the hoax news or fake news issue raised by Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin, the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications explained that a holistic and integrated approach from all parties is needed including the community as well as the Content Advisory Council, whose role is to ensure regulatory management for content issue in accordance to legislation.

A number of initiatives have been and are being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications through AiTi and Cyber Security Brunei, CSB, to raise public awareness or education in tackling viral fake news. The presence of social media has allowed unverified news to go viral in real time. Among the initiatives are the provision of social media learning kits for school co-curriculum, publication of promotional materials and awareness posters for dissemination through mass and social media as well as conducting briefings for communities especially students and youths in the country.

Source: Radio Television Brunei