Unclear fake news definition could lead to oppression

Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) co-director Ding Jo Ann said the ordinance to combat fake news in the country is a problem because the term fake news underlined under the law is “loose”.

Laws to combat fake news will not stop the dissemination of false news to the public because of the various platforms available now to spread information, as well as the unclear definition of fake news that could lead to the oppression of many.

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12 July 2021