Commuters waiting for the train in front of a public service announcement that reads “sharing a lie makes you a liar” at a railway station in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Asian governments claim they are cracking down on ‘fake news’ but is it merely an excuse to stifle dissent?

A number of Asian leaders have tapped into the resulting public concern and launched campaigns that claim to target malign rumour-mongers

Topic |   Censorship

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Commuters waiting for the train in front of a public service announcement that reads “sharing a lie makes you a liar” at a railway station in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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