Fake news is a fallout of technology penetration: cautions Parrikar

July 15, 2018 05:06 pm | Updated 05:06 pm IST - Panaji:

 In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar resumes work from his office at Secretariat, in Porvorim.

In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar resumes work from his office at Secretariat, in Porvorim.

Spreading of technology comes some times with fallouts and drawbacks like fake news, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.

“Today we have got technology penetration everywhere. There are some drawbacks also like fake news. There is many times news which says that cell connectivity is dangerous to humans. At the same time people want cell phones, but they don't want towers in their village,” Mr. Parrikar said at an IT-related public function here on Sunday.

“People should realise that fake news can do enormous harm or a rumour can do more harm,” the Chief Minister sounded caution.

He announced tha the Goa government was gearing to go fully digital vis-a-vis government transactions by December this year.

“We have been completely online on payment whether it is RTGS or various other modes. Now we have decided that all our transactions will be digitalised. We are trying to do it by September. It may go up to December by which we would really be digitalised,”Mr. Parriakar said.

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