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Hong Kong to Introduce ‘Fake News’ Law as Concerns Over Press Freedom Grow

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2021
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday announced that the local government is currently drafting a “fake news” bill aimed at combating what it deems to be “misinformation, hatred, and lies,” a move which experts have dubbed as the latest assault on press freedom in the city.

During a press conference, Lam said that the government was looking into “fake news” in the city, but didn’t provide a timetable for the legislation.

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