As Malaysia Moves to Ban 'Fake News,' Worries About Who Decides the Truth

Posted in: Censorship at 03/04/2018 01:15

In highway billboards and radio announcements, the government of Malaysia is warning of a new enemy: “fake news.”

On Monday, the lower house of Parliament passed a bill outlawing fake news, the first measure of its kind in the world. The proposal, which allows for up to six years in prison for publishing or circulating misleading information, is expected to pass the Senate this week and to come into effect soon after.

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