Which is the effective way to prevent fake news in Bangladesh-Self Censorship or Law Enforcement, as ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak raised this question in a seminar titled ‘Fake News vs Real Politics’ held at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Focusing on this question, the speakers in the seminar convened the media to take the responsibility to prevent the fake news.
Palak asked – We all know that there are two ways out to prevent the fake news among which one is strict Law Enforcement and other is Self Censorship. Which would be the effective one for Bangladesh? Excessive law enforcement may cause an obstacle to freedom of speech. So, which one should be emphasized on-Self Censorship or Law Enforcement?
Considering this question asked by Zunaid Palak, among the speakers, Managing Editor in New York Times Joseph Kahn, Deputy Editor in Chief of Reuters Anna Belikona, Founder of Wikipedia Jimmi Wales, Zeinab Badawi from BBC and others took part in the discussion.
Zunaid Palak also answered different questions asked in another seminar of the forum titled ‘Shared Futures’.