India’s ‘Fake News’ Crackdown Crumbles Over Journalists’ Outrage

The Indian government called the decree a crackdown on fake news. It lasted less than a day.

On Monday evening, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting abruptly announced that it would penalize journalists who spread “fake news,” the term popularized by President Trump to disparage what he has regarded as unfair coverage of his 2016 American presidential campaign and first year in office.

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