MHA on Thursday writes to States/UTs to take measures to fight Fake News in order to prevent Panic among People and spread of COVID-19 in India.
Earlier Supreme Court, while hearing to a writ petition, took serious note of the panic created by Fake News leading to mass movement of migrant labourers. This has lead to untold suffering to these people, the Court observed.
Following up on the Court’s observations, Secretary, Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA),Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written to all States/UTs to take effective measures to fight Fake News. It has been communicated that the Government of India is creating a web-portal for people to verify facts and unverified news promptly. States/UTs have been requested to create a
similar mechanism at their level for issues relating to them.
Read Notification Here: