Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held to be responsible for distributing ‘fake news’, giving no reason for the change, less than 24 hours after the original announcement. Photo: Reuters

Hours after India announced it would punish journalists for ‘fake news’, PM Narendra Modi had second thoughts

U-turn came after India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced that reporters’ press credentials could be suspended simply for an accusation of spreading fake news

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held to be responsible for distributing ‘fake news’, giving no reason for the change, less than 24 hours after the original announcement. Photo: Reuters
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