Paid news menace to be curbed

The three election commissioners will visit Punjab next week to assess the poll preparedness. But they are expected to do a lot of other things, too. Apart from their usual meetings with political parties and other stakeholders, they are said to have invited senior editors of newspapers for an interaction on the issue of paid news. Apparently, paid news is quite rampant in Punjab and the EC, in a pre-emptive step, wants to brief the media and even seek their views.

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