Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur today called upon journalists to make all efforts to curb the menace of fake news and fake narratives. Wishing media fraternity on National Press Day today, he said, the Government of India on its part has taken measures like establishment of Fact Check Unit at PIB, which has gained in popularity.
He said, the government has focused on citizen-centric communication, in a language they understand and through platforms they access, be it TV News, Radio, Social Media, or Online Digital Media. He said, the media is a watchdog and as such has a key role to play in a vibrant democracy Iike India. The Minister said, that National Press Day is a day to reflect upon the role of media and press in raising the issues that matter to the citizens.