India will soon launch a fake news detection and monitoring system, as part of a government effort to combat fake news and propaganda.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ministry of information and broadcasting said the government has decided to roll out the system in the next two months and it will be used to track the spread of fake news.
A fake news alert system is designed to help people prevent misinformation and fake news from affecting their daily lives.
It is similar to an automated text alert system.
The fake news system is aimed at curbing fake news, misinformation and propaganda, the statement said.
The new system is expected to be ready by July 2019.
According to the statement, the fake news alerts will be automatically sent to the government’s social media accounts, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube channels.
This will allow the government to monitor the spread and spread of misinformation and to track and curb fake news in a timely manner.
The government has asked the Centre for financial assistance of Rs 2,000 crore to fund the system.
The announcement comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet met in New Delhi.
The BJP, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and Congress were the two main opposition parties present.
The BJP has been in power for nearly three decades, winning a majority in the national assembly in the last general election held in May this year.