Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but doxxing poses the bigger threat, top government adviser says

  • Executive councillor Ronny Tong says enforcing laws against fake news is hard and government sees tackling the vicious spread of personal details as more urgent
  • ‘Last thing Hong Kong needs is another law to further hit the city’s press freedom,’ journalism professor says on the prospect of fake news legislation

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Politicians, academics and members of the media debated how to tackle fake news at a Hong Kong seminar on Wednesday. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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