Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post WMC Cambodia Launches CrosscheckWMC Authentication Website to Combat False Information on Social media enables the public to verify the information available to determine whether the information is true or not.

According to a WMC press release, the information verification website is a new start in Cambodia and is an important first step in getting Fight the spread of false information, known as "fake news," which is rampant in society.

Ms. Ong Chan Thol, WMC Executive Director, said at the launch of the new website at the Era Hotel in Phnom Penh on February 7. Cross-checkWMC by providing the Cambodian public with verified and accurate information and promoting the ethical practices of journalists. Also in Cambodia.

“The creation of CrosscheckWMC is the first information verification in Cambodia and a commitment to disseminate accurate information We expect to promote a sustainable response to misinformation and the responsibility of the media in the This country » .

Crosscheck, the head of authentication software (Crosscheck), who presented the launch of the site, said that social media is both informative and False information is being spread quickly and widely, making it extremely difficult for the public to determine what information is available True, any information is false ?

"CrosscheckWMC will display all the information you find on this site, whether it is true or not, and reliable. Which? We have three badges that indicate the information, as in blue, indicating the information you are looking for There is reliable data. If orange is present, these data are only 50% reliable. But if it shows a red sign behind, that means the information you're looking for is fake. "

Moeun Chhean Nariddh, a professor of information and adviser to the Ministry of Information, said that the Ministry of Information is also paying close attention to spreading misinformation. On social networks that affect dignity, especially social unrest. He said recent misinformation was growing in tandem with the outbreak of a new type of disease in China. Many opportunists have been exposed to false information for their own benefit.

“Because recently, there were reports on Facebook that people living with the virus in Preah Sihanouk province were staying at the department. Russian medicine. "If he reports so and does not block it in time, there will be chaos in the Russian hospital."

Miss Eunitaita, a 19-year-old student at the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, told the Post that the site was just As a whole, the only way to prevent the spread of misinformation is to get more government and consumers, especially journalists. Information itself.