[ALERT] ADVISORY ON COVID-19 FAKE NEWS

Submitted by irteam on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 08:44

Background

As Brunei announced its first case of COVID-19, some have taken advantage of the situation by creating and circulating fake news regarding the issue, in an attempt to create panic and cause distress. Be careful about what you share on social media and check your sources before forwarding messages.


Recommendations

•    Do not forward any messages which are not verified.
•    To confirm the legitimacy of news, check with the source or relevant party.
•    If you receive a suspicious forwarded message, ignore or delete it.
•    Think before sharing on social media.