Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked the people to exercise caution on news items being circulated on the social media as in many cases they are fake.
CM Mamata Banerjee asked cable operators to stay vigilant and urged them not to beam news items involving communal violence that can fuel trouble and unrest elsewhere.
Banerjee requested the operators to felicitate government messages to be broadcast via cable TV to control such situations.”Fake news is circulating in a big way. Fake news incite people leading to unrest. People should be aware of these and stay cautious,” She said.
She also raised the questions of quality in serials where negativity is rampant causing social degradation, she said. On Tuesday’s nor’wester that left 18 dead and scores injured, Banerjee said, “We don’t have any control on natural calamities. But at least, we should not create man-made disasters.”