Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting 'fake news'

Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting 'fake news'
 

Everybody is talking about it: fake news.
President Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it, governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings.
And now Malaysia has passed a law criminalising it, with a penalty of up to six years in jail. Yet no-one has defined what it is.
The term first came to prominence during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. But the problem of deliberately falsified news articles, masquerading as properly-researched journalism, goes back centuries.
However, the Malaysian government's... read more

 
4 April 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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