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    Cabinet paper to enact laws to curtail fake and misleading assertions publicize through internet

    April 21, 2021

    Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella notified that the Minister of Mass Media and the Minister of Justice have jointly presented a cabinet paper to the Cabinet of Ministers with regard to enacting laws to curtail fake and misleading assertions publicized through the internet.

    The Minister said that these new laws will also take action against fake social media accounts in the country which currently exceed 17%.

    Minister Rambukwella stated this yesterday (20) during the Cabinet decision media briefing held at the Department of Government Information.

    He reiterated that it is crucial to take action as a large number of fake and anti-social activities are being triggered through unowned and fake social media accounts.

     

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