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“Doctor Khoa” fake news case: VAFC recommends not sharing unverified information


Affirming that the information that “the doctor named Khoa took out the mother’s breathing tube to make way for the mother of twins” spread online is fake news, the Vietnam Fake News Center (VAFC) recommends the online community not to share the content. content has not been verified.

A warning notice about fake news “doctors take out the mother’s breathing tube to make way for pregnant women with twins” has just been released by the Vietnam Fake News Processing Center under the Department of Publication, Television and Electronic Information, Ministry of Information and Communications. out this afternoon, 8/8.

The Vietnam Fake News Processing Center said that on August 7, the social network spread a touching story about a doctor named Khoa who is said to have given up his mother’s ventilator to a pregnant twin in need. .

Through verification from relevant authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and some other information sources, the Vietnam Fake News Processing Center confirmed that the above information content is fake news. The image shared on social networks of two twin babies who are believed to be the children of a pregnant woman who was given a ventilator is an old photo, edited from the original photo taken at Tu Du hospital, posted by Cao Huu Thinh’s Facebook account. uploaded on July 21, not a photo taken on August 7 as shared by social networks.

The Vietnam Fake News Processing Center commented: “A touching story has been spread by many Facebook accounts, considering Doctor Khoa as an inspiration, but it is a false story, reducing the meaning of the good things that are in fact being heard by so many doctors. and the anti-epidemic forces do it silently”.

The center also advises the online community, especially reporters, not to share unverified information on social networks. “Let’s well implement the Code of Conduct on social networks and the code of ethics for journalists when participating in social networks”, Vietnam Center for handling fake news suggested.

According to the assessment of the Ministry of Information and Communications, recently the spread of fake news and false information about the epidemic situation and the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic has shown signs of increasing.

The Ministry of Information and Communications has asked ministries and provinces to strengthen scanning and timely detecting fake and untrue news about the epidemic situation and epidemic prevention and control work at ministries, branches and localities. When detecting fake news or false information, it is necessary to direct the police force and relevant forces to promptly verify the object of spreading fake news, and coordinate with functional units of the Ministry of Information and Communications to verify the source. news, publication, warning of fake news, untruthful news.

At the same time, proactively handle strictly those who spread information violating the law in the locality. In case the identity and identity of the violator cannot be identified, it is requested to coordinate with the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Public Security to take measures to prevent infringing content in cyberspace.

Previously, on June 17, the Ministry of Information and Communications issued a Code of Conduct on social networks. The Code of Conduct aims to create conditions for the healthy development of social networks in Vietnam, ensuring personal freedom, business freedom, non-discrimination against domestic and foreign service providers, in accordance with the law. standards, practices and international treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory.

The Code also aims to build ethical standards of behavior and conduct on social networks, educate awareness, create positive habits in the behavior of users on social networks, contribute to building building a safe and healthy network environment in Vietnam.

Van Anh

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