Fawad for regulation of digital media to check fake news


Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday that as more people were shifting to digital media, it was set to define media landscape in Pakistan in near future.

Talking to representatives of digital media platforms here, the Minister said that there was need to check fake news, sectarian news and hate material on the digital media.

He said that there was demand in the public interest that digital media should be regulated to control abusive, harmful and hateful content and for this purpose, the Pakistan Media Development Authority was being set up.

The Minister said, the recent report of Digital Media Wing on Indo-Afghan nexus against Pakistan gives a glimpse of hybrid war the country was facing.

He said that the fifth generation hybrid war was not a philosophy, rather it was a reality.

He said that the United States was the world’s superpower today because it had peace in its neighborhood while Pakistan had India on one side and Afghanistan on the other.—APP

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