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Donald Trump’s insistence that any challenges to the actions and utterances of the president are “fake news” is particularly chilling because it resembles a tactic used by authoritarian regimes seeking ways to…

  • Jackie Harrison
  • The Conversation

Malaysian authorities looking for new ways to criminalise critical news reporting now include fake news charges.

Pula 1aIn Egypt – dubbed “one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists” by the Committee to Protect Journalists – being accused of spreading fake news can come with serious sanctions for national news journalists.

In March 2018, it was an accusation used increasingly as a means to intimidate and deter foreign media in the…

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