Dimapur, August 11: Project ‘Educom’, is one of the pet projects initiated by Dimapur Police to spread awareness on many socially beneficial issues which are featured through videos and advertisements. Videos released by Project Educom were viewed by majority of the people in the state.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 2, Vishal IPS, through his stint as the DCP, helmed the “20 Lakhs and 2 hours” by a You Tube Channel, ‘Dropout’s Time’ which was a huge success and it dwelt on spammers and how they dupe gullible people, directed by Rajeev Bhujel and written by Ajit Aky.
He started his next project on creating awareness on fake news through community awareness video with the same team, and stated that fake news is vitiating the atmosphere in Nagaland and there must be an end to it.
Talking to Nagaland Page at his Chamber along with his video team on Saturday, Vishal IPS said, “The video on fake news was successfully completed and is in the final stage of screening.
It will be released on the Independence Day”, and adding said, “In this video, the emphasis has been fully focused on fake news and public participation in containing the malicious intent of fake news peddlers”.
Vishal stated it is an educational video on fake news which will educate people further on how and why Fake news are created by malignant individuals and organizations and spread through social medias like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc with an evil intent and on getting viral how ugly the situation emerges before us, either as a direct participants or an indirect participants and it also educates the viewers how one can debunk fake news.
He stated that majority of the internet users are educated in the state and it would not be of much difficulty to spread awareness on fake news and its ill effects. In the video majority of the actors are real policemen and women who had tirelessly worked hard for the success of the video which is being produced to educate on how fake news are spread and how it can be verified and debunked.
He said, “Much damages had been done by fake news peddlers in the state and we all need to cooperate in order to stop its growth”.
Vishal expressed optimism on the initiative of the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur Lima Sunep Jamir for the ‘Police-Public Participation and dissemination of the right information through Project ‘Educom’, which will bring down the crime rates.
Vishal said in the video the team focused on ways to debunk fake news and how to contain it. He said, “We need to know more on fake news and all of us should jointly defeat the nefarious purposes of fake news peddlers”, and added that it is a move in the right direction and it needs the cooperation of all.
He said sharing educational videos serves humanity and urged students and youths to inculcate a sense of belongingness within the society.
Vishal IPS, as learnt from sources is being transferred to Kohima as Superintendent (Crime) and Saturday was the last day as DCP Dimapur. (Page News Service)