Vijayawada (SunstarTV Bureau): Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the fact check portal of the State government on Friday which is an initiative by the state government to curb the misinformation campaign in Andhra Pradesh.
The website is https://factcheck.ap.gov.in/ .
According to the Chief Minister, “the main objective of launching the fact-check website is to stop the spread of fake and malicious propaganda in the social media.”
“The government will expose the false propaganda through the AP fact-check platform with evidence, by clearly showcasing how the false campaign was started and revealing the facts to the public,” said Reddy.
He further directed the authorities to take action against malicious propaganda upon identifying the culprits behind spreading false information. “No one has the right to deliberately damage the reputation of an individual or the system with personal intentions,” the Chief Minister said and emphasized the need to hold back such malicious campaigns which are intended to mislead the people on the ambitious programmes of the government. He stated that the government has decided to curb such false propaganda, as people have the right to know the truth.
Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, Government Advisor (Communications) GVD Krishnamohan, Information Commissioner Tumma Vijaykumar Reddy, DIG (Technical Services) G Palaraju, AP Digital Corporation VC and MD Chinna Vasudevareddy and other senior officials were present.