GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 16th Nov. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday expressed concern about the impact of fake news on people’s trust in the media.
He emphasized that credibility is currently the biggest challenge faced by the media.
Speaking at a National Press Day event, VP Dhankhar stated that it is the moral duty of the media to tell the truth and urged everyone involved in the media to be truthful.
He also highlighted the importance of credibility and trustworthiness for the media’s self-interest.
VP Dhankhar noted that the audience is turning away from the media, and this should serve as a wake-up call.
He attributed the erosion of people’s faith in the media to fake news, deliberate misinformation, political biases, power plays, and monetary considerations.
VP Dhankhar emphasized that credibility is an existential challenge for the media and expressed surprise that some quarters are ignoring this issue.
He also discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by recent technological advancements, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), in the media landscape.
VP Dhankhar stressed the need for media organizations and professionals to be cautious and vigilant in disseminating information.
He highlighted the role of editors as gatekeepers in removing doctored and false information before it spreads.