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Tarana: Government to set up monitoring cell to detect rumours

  • Published at 04:18 pm September 12th, 2018
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The goal is to raise awareness among the people, the state minister says

The government is setting up a monitoring cell to detect rumours on social media, State Minister for Information Tarana Halim says.

The 'Rumour Identification and Removal Centre' will be in operation round-the-clock at the PID section of Information Ministry from this month, she told reporters on Wednesday, reports UNB.

If any rumour is detected, the cell will issue a press release to inform the media within three hours, Tarana added.

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Seven experts will be appointed to work in each shift in the cell.

Tarana claimed that the BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami have opened a publicity cell in London and spreading rumours using 300 websites.

“Our cell will be opened to raise awareness among the people,” she said, replying to a question.