LABUAN: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has reminded the people to evaluate with caution information received and disseminated via social media.
He said development of technology enabled individuals to disseminate information faster and without restriction.
“As such, it is important for the people to be more careful in assessing all forms of information received via the various social media as there are among us those who are easily influenced by the information disseminated when we are not sure of its authenticity and source,” he told leaders of the Labuan 1Malaysia Community at a goodwill gathering here Thursday night.
Salleh said the strong economic foundation of the country had drawn interested parties to attempt to destabilise it by disseminating incorrect information.
As such, he said, directives had been issued to agencies under his ministry to be more effective in explaining government policies to the people.