GDF debunks fake news about Venezuelan military operations here
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Sunday condemned and debunked a social media post which alleged that the Venezuelan military conducted operations in Guyana’s territory that destroyed two excavators in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
The GDF in a statement noted that such “a reckless and irresponsible” post only serves to unnecessarily increase public tension and anxiety about Guyana’s national defence and security.
It said that the Guyana Defence Force and its Joint Service partners remain alert and vigilant on our borders.
“We, therefore, wish to advise that all reports of any unusual activity be first verified before releasing such reports to the public, as fact.
“The Force takes this opportunity to urge social media commentators and outlets to be ever cognisant of the environment and be mindful of the impact of the information they disseminate,” the statement added.
Additionally, the public is further advised that such information can also be verified by checking publications of mainstream media entities and personalities.