Former President Pranab Mukherjee warns against use of social media
Former President Pranab Mukherjee warns against use of social media

Kolkata: Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has warned of widespread use of social media. Mukherjee spoke of caution while sharing information on social media. Former President Pranab Mukherjee said this while addressing a media awards programme in Kolkata. He mentioned the credibility among the lessons of print journalism. Pranab Mukherjee, who was awarded Bharat Ratna, said that many social and communal tensions have been rooted in rumours shared by miscreants on social media.

Even those who share such posts in desipience become part of the mischief. The former President told reporters present in the print media that whenever he readthes the newspaper, he was confident that the news would have been edited and verified, not in the case of social media posts. He said, therefore, we need to be extremely careful while sharing information on social media.

At the Media Awards ceremony, PHOTO journalists Swapan Mohapatra and Ashok Bhowmick of PTI were awarded the Best Photojournalist in the feature and Best Photojournalist in The News respectively. Besides, Tamagana Banerjee (Times of India) Shyam Gopal Rai (AE Time) Vishal Shrestha (Daily Jagran) was also awarded the award. Senior journalist Manojit Mitra was honored with the 'Sumit Sen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award'.

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