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Salleh: Rise In Fake News Will Lead To Trust Deficit

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KUALA LUMPUR - The increase of fake news in online media will create a serious problem of trust deficit, says Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said everyone must ensure that the integrity of online media is not killed off due to the actions of a few.

“If not, what can be a very valuable tool would become a stigma, because no one would trust what is published online,” Bernama quoted him as saying in his latest blog post.

According to him, the Internet had become the swing factor in elections as politics and political campaigns are now depending more on the online and electronic media.

He added that everyone, especially the media industry, needed to move with the times and become Internet-savvy.