8 months Rights group rejects criminalizing fake news MB
By Chito Chavez Human rights group Karapatan has strongly rejected a measure which seeks to criminalize the publication and proliferation of false content or “fake news” on the Internet, deeming the bill “dangerous” and “hypocritical.” Karapatan (MANILA BULLETIN) By allowing the government to define “fake news,” Karapatan maintained the proposed law would only give the Duterte administration more power to clamp down on the media and critical online content. “An anti-fake news bill will be a bogus bill against disinformation, especially when the main purveyors of false information are in power. This bill only sets a dangerous pretext in the ... more