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Mediawatch: Fake News in Asia – oppression of freedom, Trump’s gift to the world

09/07/2018

Mediawatch has a lengthy audio segment essentially based around a recent Singapore conference on the issue of Fake New. There is a lengthy article as well, the intro of which is below

Several states now have laws targeting fake news and more are thinking about it. But are governments responsible for pushing back against deliberate disinformation online? Should the news media or social media play a bigger role – or none of the above? Mediawatch reports from Singapore where the government is debating whether to outlaw fake news….More at link  

This audio and the article are well worth listening to/reading

The really chilling fact is how Trump’s effective anti media stance has enabled governments in a number of countries a fig leaf to cloak their actions to further disempower their media and thus restrict freedom of speech and thought in their countries.

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