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ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2018

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CRAZY SEASON

Expect more FAKE

NEWS with comingpolls, says Zahid

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BY HAIKAL JALIL newsdesk@thesundaily.com K UALALUMPUR: The public can expect more fake news to surface with the coming 14thgeneral election (GE14), a situation Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi described as “a crazy season”. “This is theperiodwherewe shall witness news, and fake news, being d i g i t a l i sed , ne tworked and automated,” he said, adding that the dissemination of fake news could harm the country. “The government is determined to ensure the public is not fed fake news,” he said when closing Putrajaya Forum2018 at theMatrade Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday. Thegovernment recentlyenacted TURN TO PAGE 02 X

Local artistes showing their support for the campaign during its launch yesterday.

Stopcyber bullyingand fakenews, sayartistes KUALALUMPUR: Agroupof local celebrities have come together for a ‘’End Cyber Bullying and False Information Dissemination” cam- paign aimed at combating and addressing suchproblems on social media. campaign, which has the support of theMalaysian Communications andMultimedia Commission, aims to educate the public on their rights to protect themselves from cyber bullying and the spread of false information. The campaign, initiated by popular TV host-actress-entre- preneur Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, was launched yesterday by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak. “Today, I’m honoured to launch a campaign against false news with local celebrities. I thank them for their determination to help us Themed “Spread Facts Not Lies” and “I Am With You”, the

fight fake news. “Fake news can involve all Malaysians, regardless of position and it’s important for us to make sure that such news do not be- come our culture,” Salleh told reporters when met after the launching of the campaign here. – Bernama

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