By The Nation
The Digital Economy and Society Ministry (DES) says it is now examining 6,411 posts of suspected misinformation, more than half of which are health-related.
Buddhipongse Punnakanta, DES minister, said people could pass on information about news they suspected was fraudulent to the ministry’s anti-fake news centre.
He also asked media to fight the proliferation of fake news by helping spread accurate information to the public, and announced plans to organise a workshop for his staff to combat the problem.
The anti-fake news centre has received more than 17 million (17,255,640) reports of misinformation since its launch on November 1 last year, said DES permanent secretary Ajarin Pattanapanchai. Of the posts reported, 18,479 were confirmed as fake news.
The centre is currently assessing another 6,411 reports – 3,539 related to health, 2,499 to government policy, 125 to disasters and 248 to the economy,
People can report suspected misinformation at https://www.antifakenewscenter.com, the Anti-Fake News Center Facebook page, Twitter @AfncThailand, Line @antifakenewscenter or the GCC 1111-87 hotline.
Reports are assessed by artificial intelligence, categorised, analysed and evaluated for context.