Minister Buddhipongse Punakanta says the centre targets fake news that would trigger a large-scale impact on the general public and their assets, such as those related to epidemic, disaster, environment and the economy.
Also targeted are news that would create social rifts and undermine the country's image.
Its main role is to monitor the news on online social media channels. If news with fake content is found, it will coordinate with related state agencies to produce an accurate coverage of the same news.
The centre has also launched www.antifakenewscenter.comhomepage where people can check the list of fake news.
Published : November 01, 2019
By : THE NATION