Countering 'fake news', 'disinformation' prime responsibility of youth, experts.

ISLAMABAD -- A seminar was arranged by Accountability Lab at Islamic International University, Islamabad (IIUI) aiming to explore strategies to counter 'fake news' and role of youth in transparent elections.

A panel discussion was held at the Islamic International University, Islamabad (IIUI) to explore the impact of 'fake news' and disinformation on the upcoming General Election in Pakistan, and the role that journalism can play in promoting fair and accurate reporting.

The distinguished speakers, Digital Media Expert Mr. Waqas Naeem, Ms. Zil-e-Huma Director Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Director Communications and Outreach NACTA, Dr. Munir Ahmed, Ms. Shazia Mehboob, senior Journalist and Editor The were among the speakers. A massive strength of students of IIUI from Social Sciences and Mass Communication departments attended the event.

While director of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Ms. Zile e Huma said that as a responsible journalist, it is the duty of the journalists to seek facts and provide authentic information to the public to reduce the risk of spreading fake news and misinformation.

Director communications and Outreach NACTA, Dr. Munir Ahmed remarked, that in our country unfortunately, fake news, disinformation and misinformation created the culture of intolerance in the society which is fueling further religious, political, and social extremism. So it is very important to see that this is very important to see who gives the importance to fake news, disinformation, and misinformation.

This is the youth of the country who do watch, comment, give likes share them further to others as well, and make fake news, misinformation, and disinformation successful. So countering fake news, misinformation and disinformation is the prime responsibility if the youth.

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