PM: Official news must be put out quickly to curb spread of false news

By Sunday December 18th, 2011 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Official government news and information must be disseminated in real time speed to curb the spread of false news, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Sunday.

The Prime Minister said with today’s technology, the public is able to receive news and information “in the blink of an eye”.

“If the government is not able to disseminate information quick enough, the people have many other sources of getting their information,” said Najib, at the launch of the government’s first internet protocol TV “1Malaysia TV” here on Sunday.

“Sometimes, this information is mixed with false news and slander. We (the government) have no choice but to ensure that we deliver accurate news at quick speed, and if possible, at real time speed.”

1Malaysia TV is an internet and mobile tv and can be accessed using Apple, Blackberry and Android smartphones and tablets.

The tv offers 11 channels including RTM1, RTM2, TV3 and CCTV News, and is targeted at viewers aged between 18 and 25.

Source : The Star

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