Japan to launch agency to deter spread of disinformation, fake news
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said spreading fake information not only threatens universal values but could also affect security, reported National broadcaster NHK
Tokyo: The Japanese government has announced the creation of a new unit next year that would counter fake news and online disinformation, according to the National broadcaster NHK.
Some analysts say Russia has employed such methods against Ukraine and that China has done so against Taiwan.
Disinformation has become a rampant problem in the digital age, experts said.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said spreading fake information not only threatens universal values but could also affect security, reported National broadcaster NHK.
The unit will feature specialists from the foreign and defense ministries, the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, and other bodies. They will work together to quickly identify such campaigns and send out accurate information, National broadcaster NHK reported.
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