Effective uses of social media explored

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivers an opening speech at the workshop on effective uses of social media and their nature in Nay Pyi Taw on 10 October 2017. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivers an opening speech at the workshop on effective uses of social media and their nature in Nay Pyi Taw on 10 October 2017. Photo: MNA

At a workshop on effective uses of social media and their nature held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister for Information, gave an opening address that touched on the issue of fake news.
“Effective uses of social media will be discussed at today’s meeting. As for the Ministry, assessments will be made over results received from the discussion. After finding out the advantages and disadvantages of social media, further discussions will be held at the offices of townships, districts, regions and states under the Ministry, for rightful uses of social media. Nowadays, social media are increasingly used across the world, hence the acquisition of advantages and disadvantages. Spreading fake news on social web pages is being seen not only across the globe but also in our country. For fake news and false information found in social media in our country not to cause evil effects on our people, we are required to monitor them all the time to release true news and information effectively,” Dr. Pe Myint said.
The deputy permanent secretary clarified the fundamental nature of social media. At the meeting, departmental officials and ministry personnel discussed effective use of social media. The workshop will continue today.—Myanmar News Agency

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