Por­tal helps you ver­ify news

New Straits Times - - Opinion -

TECH­NOL­OGY in telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions is boom­ing and in­for­ma­tion is at our fin­ger­tips.

The con­ve­nience of so­cial me­dia ap­pli­ca­tions like What­sApp and Face­book al­lows in­ac­cu­rate or false news to be spread eas­ily.

Many are quick to spread un­ver­i­fied news. We want to be the first to share be­fore check­ing if it is true or false.

I am im­pressed by the ef­forts of the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion in de­vel­op­ing the sebe­narnya.my por­tal to stamp out false news.

The por­tal al­lows the pub­lic to check and ver­ify the news they re­ceived be­fore shar­ing them.

We should be wary of un­ver­i­fied news, es­pe­cially those we see on­line.

Check the sources to ver­ify its au­then­tic­ity, and the sebe­narnya.my por­tal is the per­fect plat­form for that.

As the tagline for the por­tal goes: “tidak pasti, jan­gan kongsi” — if you are un­sure, don’t share.

KASSIM ABU, Kuala Lumpur

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