My Take by Alex Lo
Short of censorship, legislation may be the only way to fight fake news
- Deliberate disinformation is the by-product of, or parasitic on, free speech as it can be amplified and multiplied uncontrollably by social media at warp speed
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.