Be­ing care­ful in post-truth era

New Straits Times - - Opinion -

MORE and more peo­ple, es­pe­cially the younger gen­er­a­tion, pre­fer to get in­for­ma­tion via so­cial me­dia or in­de­pen­dent news por­tals.

The un­reg­u­lated e-en­vi­ron­ment leads to an in­crease in un­ver­i­fied news, which has an ad­verse ef­fect on na­tional har­mony and se­cu­rity.

It is time we make full use of the sebe­narnya.my por­tal, re­cently launched by the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion as a one-stop cen­tre for the pub­lic to ver­ify the au­then­tic­ity of the news they re­ceive.

It’s easy to use. If you re­ceive a piece of news and you are un­sure of its au­then­tic­ity, check on the por­tal first.

I urge MCMC to pro­mote this por­tal.

In the era of post-truth, it is good to be vig­i­lant on­line. If you are not sure, do not share.

K. PERIASAMY, Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor

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