How fake news can make or break a person

Written by: MT Reader | 26 Dec 2018 13:44
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26 Dec 2018 13:44

Recently, I read a statement from the deputy prime minister that the government will not hesitate to act against those who threaten the peace and harmony in Malaysia.

Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government was committed towards expanding the spaces of mutual respect, sharing and harmony.

What she said was spot to that the peace and stability Malaysians are enjoying now is a collective responsibility.

We certainly do not have room for fake news and inflammatory messages that stoke religious hatred.

Recently, several people in my office were victims of several fake messages which could have resulted in one or more people getting fired.

Fortunately, the management resolved the issue following an in-depth investigation and the matter was resolved.

Though it may be considered a small matter, fake messages can escalate to something really big if left unchecked.

After the incident at my office, I am all for the move to put an end to such messages and punish those who start this.

People who simply spread or create fake messages should be punished.

Many innocent people sometimes suffer because of their irresponsibility and stupidity.

Sheila Ambrose
Subang Jaya

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