Stop spreading fake news, says Teo, after apology from state deputy speaker

Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching has received an apology from the Melaka deputy speaker for reposting a fake item on Facebook.

PETALING JAYA: Former deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching has warned against the spread of fake news on social media, following an apology from a state deputy speaker over a fake posting on Facebook.

In June, Melaka assembly deputy speaker Ghazale Muhamad reposted a picture from 2018 claiming that Teo had called for the approval of citizenship for children from other countries to balance the number of Bumiputeras and non-Bumiputeras in the country.

The fake posting also falsely reported Teo as being the DAP assistant secretary.

Ghazale has since deleted the post and issued an apology last month.

“It is unfortunate that not many people care to fact-check before they post or share any piece of news online,” said Teo in a Facebook post.

“I hope this serves as a lesson to all. Fact-check and stop spreading fake news or misinformation,” she said.