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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Borneo 'Fake News' Event

Borneo Bulletin, Curbing fake news spread: A fight we must wage as one united nation

"In order to curb the spread of false news, Islam also emphasises the concept of tabayyun, which is to check the authenticity of any information or news that are disseminated first before sharing them. To apply this in terms of media usage, Islam teaches us how to receive news, as mentioned in al-Quran and As-Sunnah as follows through the word of Allah the Almighty in Surah Al-Hujurat verse 6: “O you who believe! If a wicked person comes to you to bring news, then investigate the truth, so that you will not harm a people with unnecessary things – because of your ignorance – to make you regret what you did.”:

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