A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP  A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP
A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP
Lasse Schuldt
Opinion

Opinion

Lasse Schuldt

How Germany’s social media law has unwittingly become a model for ‘fake news’ legislation in Southeast Asia

  • As Hong Kong mulls fake news legislation, it may be tempted to consider the German Network Enforcement Act, as many Asian governments have
  • Yet, the German law was actually enacted to enhance the ‘notice and take down’ duties of social media platforms with regard to hate speech

A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP  A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP
A commuter ponders an advertisement for Malaysia’s campaign against fake news in March 2018. Photo: AFP
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Lasse Schuldt

Lasse Schuldt

Lasse Schuldt is assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Thammasat University, Thailand