Techdirt: Malaysian ‘Fake News’ Law Claims Its First Victim

Techdirt: Malaysian ‘Fake News’ Law Claims Its First Victim. “The Malaysian government got a jump on the rest of the world by being the first to actually enact a ‘fake news’ law. The government had several hundred million good reasons to do so, most them residing in the prime minister’s bank account. Lawmakers cited concern for the public’s well-being, but critics noted the law was just an efficient way for the government to shut down reporting it doesn’t like.”

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