A method for reporting viral news was introduced in July 2018 in an effort to raise the public's awareness in taking precautionary measures and instil responsible social media usage ethics.
Members of the public who have information regarding viral and baseless news that involves public or national interest can now channel their information through Talian Darussalam at 123, or Talian Darussalam Whatsapp at 8333123. The method for reporting viral issues in social media was introduced by Talian Darussalam 123 and Information Content Advisor Council, with involvement of the Ministry of Communications; Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Religious Affairs; Internal Security Department; Attorney General's Chambers, Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team, BruCERT; and Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry Brunei Darussalam, AiTi.
With the widespread exposure to online content, each individual plays a role in practicing safe and responsible use of technology. Members of the public are advised to be wary and inspect the source of information source in social media to ensure its validity before it is shared to the public.
Source: Radio Television Brunei