Say goodbye to fake news because the government has launched Sebenarnya.my, an information verification portal that debunks fake news.
Developed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak stated that this is among the government’s efforts to ensure the public is not misinformed.
During the launch, Salleh Said stated that the new website is “a one-stop centre for the public to check the authenticity of the news or information”.
He continued, “The digital era society of today spends more than 3 hours to surf internet to obtain news and information. However, many fake news have become viral on the social media platform such as Facebook and WhatsApp, and some internet users take it literally and simply share them without verifying.”
With a catchy tagline that reads, “Tidak Pasti Jangan Kongsi”, the public are encouraged to report any fake news to the website by filling up a simple online form. It will then be verified by official channels or the relevant government agencies involved.
“False news not only confuses but could also threaten security, prosperity and the well-being of the people and country. This does not only happen in Malaysia but also in the United States, Indonesia and European countries,” he continued.
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, folks. Be sure to check your sources before sharing it on social media.
Check out Sebenarnya.my for more information.