Looking at the current scenario, despite the criticism availing, Andhra Pradesh Government passes an order that any media organizations whether print of electronic media, whosoever speculates or gives out false news will have to pay a price.
Already the pandemic COVID-19 has caused a havoc everywhere, claiming lives to crashing down economies it has done it all. And is spreading faster than the wildfire.
Adding fuel to the fire, even false news is being speculated which is spreading faster than the pandemic and creating a panic in people’s heart. Hence the cabinet took a call, any department if seen false news by any organization, which is defamatory or spreading any sort of false content, case will be filed against them and they have to pay a price. According to the Government, vide G.O. Rt. No. 938 GA (Poll.D) Dett., dt.20-02-2007 has empowered the special commissioner, I&PR to file cases under appropriate Sections of the law.