In a campaign which started with ‘Rowdy Hero’ Vijay Devarakonda’s rant over a website which allegedly published fake news, #KillFakeNews has now reached to Tollywood Film Chamber which took a crucial decision on Wednesday. The issue that gained momentum with many industry biggies like Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu supporting the ‘Arjun Reddy’ actor.
The Producers Guild which has been controlling the advertisements for the television and news channels for their films is in plans to impose strict rules for the websites as well. In the line of the new decisions taking to curb the spread of fake news, the websites which violate the rules and publish fake news, articles will not be eligible for getting the ads from the Producers Guild. Film Chamber sources revealed that the guild members will soon hold a meeting with Telugu websites’ PROs post the lockdown.
It all started with Great Andhra, a website portal ‘Great Andhra’ publishing an article on Vijay Devarakonda over ‘Middle Class Fund’ campaign through which he targeted to reach out 2,000 families to help them with basic essentials in this coronavirus crisis. Cracked over the negativity, Vijay released a video explaining the hardship behind the initiative which touched 7,500 families so far. He then claimed that the website is resorting to negative articles after he rejected an interview of late.