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Malaysians Call Out National News Agency For Sharing Vlogger's Controversial Video On Twitter

Did they forget what journalism is?


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Malaysians Call Out National News Agency For Sharing Vlogger's Controversial Video On Twitter
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Why share a random person's video?


What happenes when a person you can usually trust does something that question your trust for them?

And no, we're not talking about your ex.

Unprofessional ethics

National news agency Bernama came under fire for sharing a video of a dentist/traveling vlogger on their social media platform. 

Bernama, under its BernamaTV Twitter account, shared the video by one Dr Dustin Pfundheller titled 'Top 15 Mistakes in Locked up in Malaysia’s Lockdown video by Al Jazeera'.
 
Previously, a video by Pfundheller commending Malaysia on the country's handling of COVID-19 pandemic was also widely shared on social media and he was even interviewed by channels like - you guessed it - Bernama

Netizens weren't impressed

Since the video was shared, many have called Bernama out for sharing the views of someone who is neither an expert in the topic he spoke about, nor have any experience in proper journalism.

A quick Google search shows that Dr Pfundheller is a dental surgeon who travels a lot and make videos in countries that he visits. 

None of his roles indicates that he has the expertise to comment on journalism or a pandemic. 

Netizens were quick to condemn the news agency for their oversight:
 
 
   
 
First, there was the case of a Bernama newscaster mocking people on air, and now this. What is happening at the national news agency? 

We hope they will come out with a statement soon.

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