He expressed these views at a two-day international media conference organized by the Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi, the Sindh Higher Education Commission, Greenwich University, and the Institute of Policy Studies. He was addressing the opening ceremony of “Trends.”
Dr. Lee Artz added that a false report waged war against a country like Iraq. The publication and dissemination of a false statement without investigation plunged a nation into war, using incorrect information and lies as political weapons. Goes
The American scholar said that false news misleads people, and social media is at the forefront of this, for which efforts have become inevitable. It isn’t easy.
Karachi University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi said that the media has a vital role in reforming society. Still, if it starts publishing negative and baseless news instead of positive, the whole community may deteriorate. ۔
He said that the media industry in Pakistan is under a lot of pressure, and it is also facing challenges like Press Freedom. Is.
Dr. Nusrat Idrees, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Karachi, said that it has become difficult for ordinary media users to distinguish between truth and falsehood with the advent of social media and its surprisingly rapid spread. As a result, half-truths and half-truths have made it very difficult to find the truth.
Seema Mughal, the vice-chancellor of Greenwich University, says fake news affects us today, even in the most popular democracies. The Russian influence in the 2016 US election through a misinformation campaign on social media. I was impressed by the allegations.
Presenting the welcome address, Prof. Dr. Fauzia Naz, President, Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi, elaborated on the aims and objectives of the conference and said that it is the responsibility of all of us to disseminate false, baseless news to our young generation. Be aware of the adverse effects of advertising and publishing.