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Zambia and Canada on Monday called for concerted efforts to fight fake news.

Dora Siliya, Zambia’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Canadian High Commissioner to Zambia Pamela O’Donnell made the call during talks.

The Zambian minister said countries should come together in finding lasting solutions to curb the emerging threats of social media, according to state-run news agency, the Zambia News and Information Service.

According to her, the negative effects of social media has affected both developed and developing countries hence the need to urgently look into ways to combat the vice.

The Canadian envoy emphasized the need to address the effects of social media which was fueling the spread of fake news.

She said fake news was dangerous for any country as it negatively affects the governance and democratic system. Enditem

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