Real vs. Fake News
Mingalabar! Welcome to Than Lwin Times’ Real vs. Fake News program.
This program checks fake news and misinformation about revolution events on social media after the military takeover.
Today, we will verify the news circulated on social media saying, “A statement came out stating that all astrologers and fortune tellers must apply for licenses to the junta’s Ministry of Religious Affairs”.
This fake news has gone viral on social media since July 25.
The Than Lwin Times investigated the post and photos and discovered them to be false.
On July 25, the military regime’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture issued a report indicating that the statement circulating on social media that astrologers and fortune tellers require a license is fake news, and certain media have confirmed that the instruction is just misinformation.
The fake statement claims that all astrologers, fortune tellers, and tarot card readers must apply for a license at the Department of Religion under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture or face prosecution under the Religion Act.
According to the reliable sources mentioned above, the report “A statement came out stating that all astrologers and fortune tellers must apply for licenses to the Ministry of Religious Affairs under the military council, is just false information spread by junta supporters.
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