Munir expresses concern regarding growing trend of ‘fake news’

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Urges United Nations communication for more efforts to spotlight climate crisis

Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations showed his concern regarding the growing trend of “fake news” and disinformation on online platforms including social media. “This has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the extreme reliance on ICTs”. He urged the DGC to intensify its support for the efforts of the United Nations System to fight against disinformation.

He also reiterated Group’s call for increased focus on the dissemination of factual, timely, targeted, clear, accessible, multilingual, and science-based information on all platforms. According to the issued press release, he expressed this while spoke in his capacity as Chair of G77 + China at the General Debate of the Fourth Committee on Questions related to Information”, Fourth Committee, 11th meeting – General Assembly, 77th session.

While supporting the activities of the Department, Ambassador Munir Akram on behalf of the group of 77 and China [largely Developing Countries]. Pakistan is currently chairing the G77 + China “As the world has entered a climate emergency, a key communications priority for the Department must be to highlight the challenges of climate change” said Ambassador Munir Akram. —INP

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