Minister: Fake News Can be as Dangerous as a Bomb

Fake news and disinformation will develop into a dangerous bomb if we take it for granted, said Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith.

The minister made the highlight when presiding over the opening of a training session on understanding the digital journalism and prevention of fake news for the ministry's officials here in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.

Fake news need to be handled by facts and verification and it must be done immediately in order to avoid undesired fallouts, continued the minister.

Taking the opportunity, H.E. Khieu Kanharith encouraged his officials to use trustworthy sources when running news stories.

He added that fake news spreads out very quickly, causing misunderstanding and polluting the society, and it is as dangerous as a bomb.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press