A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images
A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Who defines ‘fake news’ in Hong Kong, and is a law needed? Calls for legislation spark fears of curbs on media, critics

  • City leader Carrie Lam has promised new legislation while police chief calls for more control, but an expert suggests education could be the answer instead
  • New laws elsewhere, including Singapore, are controversial for targeting critics and opposition

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images
A debate has ensued in Hong Kong over whether there should be a law against fake news. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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