NTU undergrads join fight against fake news

(From left) Vernette Didier Chia, Lee Yun Ting, Kelley Lim and Rachel Anne Chew are behind Sure Anot, an anti-fake news awareness campaign.
(From left) Vernette Didier Chia, Lee Yun Ting, Kelley Lim and Rachel Anne Chew are behind Sure Anot, an anti-fake news awareness campaign.PHOTO: SURE ANOT

Two groups of students from Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information are hoping to do their part in the fight against fake news by equipping others with the ability to identify such misinformation.

One group has started Sure Anot, an awareness campaign aimed at getting those aged 50 to 64 to stop, question and check the authenticity of forwarded news items on popular messaging platform WhatsApp.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2020, with the headline 'NTU undergrads join fight against fake news'. Print Edition | Subscribe