The Minister called on every single Pakistani citizen to play their part in exposing Indian propaganda on all social networking platforms as well.
He took note that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) had established an anti-fake news wing in October 2018 to point out social media posts containing false or manipulated information.
According to a tweet by Chaudhry’s official account, the FakeNewsBusterMoIB page is going to be wont to give the “official response” to “false propaganda” on social media in a timely manner.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has created a Twitter account to tackle and expose Fake News, that are being spread on Social Media; citizens are requested to Follow the account !@FakeNews_Buster pic.twitter.com/9Me5aGlKFC
— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 1, 2018
According to another tweet by PTI’s official Twitter page, the account is going to be wont to counter “fake and negative propaganda” and “fake and negative news” and take action against the people that spread them.
“The objective of social media is information, education, and knowledge sharing. It should be supported truth and will not spread #FakeNews and disinformation, to realize ulterior motives,” read the accompanying text.
The objective of social media is information, education and knowledge sharing. It should be based on truth and should not spread #FakenNews and disinformation, to achieve ulterior motives. Otherwise, it will erode its credibility. @fawadchaudhry @gop_info https://t.co/HIfYe7qQ4w
— FakeNewsBusterMoIB (@FakeNews_Buster) October 1, 2018
Responding to Bokhari’s tweet, Chaudhry earlier within the day said: “Without effecting [sic] freedom on SM [social media] we’d like to require strict action against fake news.”
A series of Fake notifications and news is systematically spread on social media, it started from a media dinner picture and now there is a series of such rubbish. Without effecting freedom on SM we need to take strict action against fake news. https://t.co/QRaQYBreRm
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 1, 2018
The federal government has made a decision to expose all social media accounts involved in disseminating misinformation opposed to Pakistan, said the Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services, Murad Saeed.
He included that the Indian propaganda campaign resurrected dead people, media groups, and NGOs, established fake media outlets and planted fake journalists in Brussels and Geneva, stolen identities of important EU and UN organizations by impersonating them, and established hundreds of NGOs to drive an anti-Pakistan narrative.
Murad Saeed claimed that Pakistan has exposed Indian propaganda on all international forum in the past and will expose it again as well.
While addressing an event in Islamabad, the Minister noted that India has once again started spewing venom against Pakistan to divert the world’s attention from the continuous farmers’ protests throughout India.
Recommending to EU DisInfo Lab’s report titled Indian Chronicles, Murad Saeed said India was running an organized campaign to discredit Pakistan all over the world since 2005.