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Fact-Check portal to curb false campaign on social media

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Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched the official fact-check portal of the Government of Andhra Pradesh-https:// factcheck...

Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched the official fact-check portal of the Government of Andhra Pradesh-https:// factcheck.ap.gov.in/. The fact-check AP is an initiative by the State Government created to curb misinformation in Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the main objective behind bringing the Fact-Check website is to stop the spread of fake and malicious propaganda in social media. The government condemns this false propaganda as an AP fact-check platform with evidence, by clearly showcasing how the false campaign was started and revealing the facts to the public.

The Chief Minister directed the authorities to take action against malicious propaganda upon identifying the culprits behind spreading the false information.

"No one has the right to deliberately damage the reputation of an individual or the system with personal intentions," said the Chief Minister emphasising on 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 had decided to curb such false propaganda, as people have the right to know what is real.

Chief Secretary Aditya Nath 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.

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