Islamabad: Minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary has said that some of the media houses consider fake news as their right.
Fawad, in a tweet on Monday alleged that owners of media houses are offering their employees to take bonuses along with salary and protest against proposed Media development authority.
Government has been facing fierce backlash in form of protests and rallies by journalist organizations after it announced a media development authority.
Fawad Chaudhary on Monday took it to twitter and asked ‘how could the law of protection of ordinary media workers and heavy fines against fake news be against freedom of media’.
How can false news be a fundamental right, the minister questioned.