Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Malaysia passes and enforces law against fake news even on private citizens




A man was sentenced to a month in jail in Malaysia for posting a falsely critical story of police response on Facebook.


The Verge reports here.  In some parts of the world, governments really are cracking down on “amateur reporting”, whether politically motivated or not.

However some accounts call this the first law against fake news with criminal penalties for citizens.
  
Even Putin tells Russians that he’ll promise them a good life but he doesn’t want them speaking out on their own!

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