‘Tap into so­cial me­dia, stay in­formed’

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KUALA NERUS: Del­e­gates at the 64th Pas Muk­ta­mar have been urged to tap into so­cial me­dia.

“Ev­ery­one must have an ac­count on Face­book, In­sta­gram, Twit­ter and YouTube,” party in­for­ma­tion chief Nas­rud­din Has­san Tantawi said yes­ter­day.

“Ev­ery­one must down­load What­sApp and master it.

“We have to be pa­tient, like how we’ve been pa­tient in our strug­gle. The fight in the cy­ber world also re­quires pa­tience.”

He said it was im­por­tant to join po­lit­i­cal groups on What­sApp to stay in­formed and up to date.

How­ever, he said, cy­ber war­riors should not use so­cial me­dia to spread un­ver­i­fied or false in­for­ma­tion.

Nas­rud­din said the minds of the youth were be­ing shaped by what they read on so­cial me­dia.

But he did not dis­count the fact that some youth might still be read­ing news­pa­pers.

In his pol­icy speech, Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang said fail­ure to ad­e­quately use so­cial me­dia was among the weak­nesses of the party’s cam­paign in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

PIC BY GHAZ­ALI KORI

Del­e­gates at the 64th Pas Muk­ta­mar in Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus, yes­ter­day.

Nas­rud­din Has­san Tantawi

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