Fake news in Asia 假新聞在亞洲


精英翻譯社轉自: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1278323



Several Asian countries rely heavily on social media for information, making them particularly vulnerable to the spread of fake news.



Some governments have started enacting "fake news laws" to tackle the problem but critics worry such legislation will be used to stifle freedom of speech.



In Myanmar, the military has been accused of creating fake accounts on Facebook to spread false news about Muslims in the country, inciting violence against the Rohingya minority.



In Singapore, a parliamentary committee asked in 2018 to consider legislation aiming both to those responsible of fake news and technology companies giving a platform to those voices.



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