A sign for Thailand’s anti-fake news centre, in Bangkok on November 1, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A sign for Thailand’s anti-fake news centre, in Bangkok on November 1, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Lasse Schuldt
Opinion

Opinion

Lasse Schuldt

Calls for ‘fake news’ laws need strict scrutiny to ensure public’s rights are preserved

  • Fake news laws protecting peace and quiet are inherently paternalistic, even infantilising the people and denying their natural resilience
  • Calls to criminalise fake news should be rejected where free speech and press freedom are threatened – the same places where they are most popular

A sign for Thailand’s anti-fake news centre, in Bangkok on November 1, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A sign for Thailand’s anti-fake news centre, in Bangkok on November 1, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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