June 2, 2023

Narges Al-Ragai, a member of the High Council for Audiovisual Communications, stated that the discourse “extremism feeds on fake news, and Islamophobia also draws its information from fake news.”

The head of the working group on “legalizing new digital media” at Hakka explained at the Muhammadiyah Scholars’ Association symposium on “crossing perspectives on extremism via the Internet” that “the transformation of this technology and social media is known to lead to freedom of expression, which also involves with a number of risks.

And the spokeswoman stressed that “on the Internet there is interaction, creativity and innovation, on the other hand, we are faced with content on social networks, sometimes it is violent and calls for hatred and extremism.”

Al-Ragai believes that among the risks associated with the new transformations of the Internet are those associated with “cybersecurity and the growth of hate speech, as well as those associated with misleading information.”

“Fake news affects the entire world and challenges political and economic decision makers,” the spokeswoman said.

The Hakka member came to the conclusion that the Internet must be dealt with as an element that sometimes leads to extremism, and therefore it is necessary to unite efforts to combat all manifestations of the growth of extremism and hate speech.

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