By Jailani Hasan
LABUAN, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The UMNO social media and information technology (IT) bureaus should be equipped with knowledge and keep abreast with current development to be able to ward off unfounded allegations and fake news which are deliberately created to smear the image of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
UMNO information technology bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said this was important in view of the impending general election.
"We want to see all UMNO social media and IT bureaus across the country play an active role in disseminating information on government's programmes that benefit the people at large," he told Bernama after visiting a noodle factory here today.
The UMNO Supreme council member said party members, especially those hoping to become election candidates, should be IT-literacy and be actively involved in the social media like WhatsApp, telegram, tweeter, Instagram and Facebook.
Ahmad said this was important as the social media played significant role in political campaigns.....