26 Mar '18, 1pm

[Mothership] M’sia tables its own Fake News law, can impose 10-year jail term on people outside M’sia https://t.co/QMPqOZVUDo

While Singapore’s Select Committee is currently hearing evidence from experts and members of the public on the best way to tackle “deliberate online falsehoods”, Malaysia has gone one step further. On March 26, the Anti-Fake News Bill was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said in the Dewan Rakyat (Parliament). Advertisement It reads: “As technology advances with time, the dissemination of fake news becomes a global concern and more serious in that it affects the public. With the proposed Act, it is hoped that the public will be more responsible and cautious in sharing news and information.” Tough punishment The Bill contains harsh penalties for anyone “knowingly creating, offering, publishing, printing, distributing, circulating or disseminating” fake news. And yes, the actual term “fake news” is used in the Bill, instead of Si...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/malaysia-fake-news-bill-par...

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