The Department of Information and Communication of the Government of National Unity (GNU) has called on the media to report with facts and responsibility in order to avoid misinformation and panic.
In a notice on its Facebook account, the department urged media outlets to get their information from the principle source when covering an incident.
The media should contribute to raising the public's awareness about fake news, which undermines the country's social peace and stability, the media departments said.
It said some pages on Facebook are fabricating news to confuse public opinion and harm state institutions and noted that part of the campaign targets specific cities.
The department disclosed that its monitoring team tracked many publications, which proves that this is a systematic and organized plan with a partisan political agenda, using hate speech, incitement, and falsification of information.
A technical report was submitted to the relevant security services to follow up on the matter and take action by the provisions of the law, the department confirmed.