Governments around the world are getting tough on online hate speech and fake news, and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg agrees that governments should help regulate content. But how much regulation is too much? Photo: AP
Richard Harris
Opinion

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The View by Richard Harris

In the fight against fake news, pornography and online hate speech, we must be careful not to break the internet

  • Countries including Britain and Singapore are getting tough on web content, and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg agrees that governments should help regulate it. But they must guard against excessive Chinese-style censorship

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Governments around the world are getting tough on online hate speech and fake news, and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg agrees that governments should help regulate content. But how much regulation is too much? Photo: AP
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China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
Ashley Galina Dudarenok
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The View by Ashley Galina Dudarenok

As Facebook looks to WeChat, China’s digital world is wowing the West, and globalisation is no longer a one-way street

  • With even Silicon Valley giants like Facebook learning from the hyperconnected WeChat universe, the investment in data and AI by the Chinese state and companies is paying off

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China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
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