Ho Chi Minh City Press Center has just reported that, on the evening of August 12, the city’s Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control confirmed that information is spreading on social networks about “not allowing people to move around.” in 7 days” is fake.
Also according to information from the Ho Chi Minh City Press Center, from the morning of August 12, information was spread on social networks with the following content: “The City Secretary directed: – People will not be allowed to move for 7 days, at home will stay at home for 7 days, when going to work, they will stay at the office for 7 days, if they go to work in the workshop, they will stay in the workshop for 7 days.
– Will give people and agencies 4 days to prepare. At exactly 8 a.m. next Monday, the whole city was motionless…”.
|Recently, the spread of fake news and false news about the epidemic situation and the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic is considered to have increased. (Photo: ttbc-hcm.gov.vn)|
Affirming that the above information is fake, the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control also said that the authorities are focusing on coordination, urgently identifying and dealing with those who spread fake news. above in accordance with the provisions of the law.
The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control noted that during the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, there was a lot of false, misleading and malicious information on the internet to cause confusion. public opinion, affecting the city’s epidemic prevention and control. Therefore, people need to monitor and capture information through official information channels; Do not share unauthenticated information.
Just before that, on August 8, along with the assertion that “the doctor named Khoa took out the mother’s breathing tube to make way for the mother of twins” spread on social networks was fake news, the Center for handling fake news. Vietnam (VAFC) under the Department of Publication, Television and Electronic Information, Ministry of Information and Communications has advised the online community, especially reporters, not to share unverified content on social networks.
VAFC also recommends the online community and reporters to work together to well implement the Code of Conduct on social networks and the journalistic code of ethics when participating in social networks.
Ministries and provinces strengthen handling of fake and untrue news about Covid-19 online
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