Hailakandi, July 14: The district administration of Hailakandi has decided to take strong action against 'fake news' and 'blakmailimg' by the social media based news portals. The district information and public relations officer of Hailakandi, Sajjadul Haque Choudhury has filed a complaint to the superintendent of police for taking action against the social media based news portals indulging in fake news and blackmailing.
In the letter, Choudhury said that the social media based news portals like YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp etc have created many problems through their activities. The activites of these social media based portals have sometime created law and order problems. Even in some cases, people of social media act like traditional media and indulged themselves in fraudulent activities, Choudhury said to police super. He said that the traditional media is under pressure due to the activities of social media and they have raised voice against the rise of these media.
Last month the deputy commissioner of Hailakandi, Rohan Kumar Jha strongly reacted on the rise of social media based news portals and asked the DIPRO to collect the data of such portals within June 30. Jha urged the people not believe and share the news of social media without verifying its authenticity.