President Media gets new unit to counter disinformation
Posted on September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

In parallel with the International Day for Universal Access to Information which falls today, a new unit Counter Disinformation Unit” was launched by the President Media division.

This program was initiated under the guidance of President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake at the President’s Office in Colombo.

With the aim of countering disinformation and to solve public problems immediately a new webpage Response” was also launched by the President Media Division this evening (28th).

(pmd.gov.lk/counter-disinformation -unit) President’s attention has been constantly drawn to the public problems which appear in the media, and one of the objectives of the new unit established today is to verify the news and direct it to the relevant authorities of the government to solve the people’s problems promptly.

It was observed recently that the real problems of the people have been suppressed and there has been more room for intentional disinformation. Accordingly, the new unit will identify the disinformation and reveal the truth.

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