August 31, 2019
Central Govt stopping ads to media outlets doing stories against them: Didi
Through the stopping of all advertisement to media outlets doing stories against them, the Central Government is attacking the freedom of media, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in the Assembly yesterday while participating in a debate on the Bill on anti- lynching.
She said that cases are being lodged against journalists for doing stories, thus preventing them from being free and fair. Media is being run on the advice of the Centre.
Regarding the misleading of people using social media, she said that Facebook has become ‘Fakebook’ – people linked with the Centre are sending videos leading to communal tension. Even respected people from the field of academia and the media are being attacked.
Sources: The Hindu, The Times of India