Print Edition - 2016-11-12  |  News

Social media dangerous, says PM

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 12, 2016- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his annoyance at the comments posted about the government’s performance on social media. 

Talking to journalists on Friday while announcing the government’s achievements of its first 100 days, the PM asked for ways to rein in social media such as Facebook that “are spreading negative sensations against the government and the authorities”. 
On Twitter on Friday, #100DaysOfLampasar went viral apparently against the government’s “pro-India” overtures while “alienating China”. Dahal pointed to the danger of social media misuse. He was looking for some mechanism that could “control negative vibes and hatred spread by unknown users”. 
Journalists could be held accountable for their work through “discussion in need” but “irresponsible comments of irresponsible people” were the problem. He wanted “real journalists” to help the government by finding some ways to make them responsible for their expressions.

Published: 12-11-2016 09:00

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