Hong Kong is looking at how to tackle the issue of so-called fake news. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong is looking at how to tackle the issue of so-called fake news. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong authorities will criminalise ‘fake news’ only as a last resort, city’s No 2 official says

  • John Lee says government is instead eyeing approaches such as demanding publishers remove certain content, mark material as unverified
  • Officials are reviewing the phenomenon of fake news, weighing how to tackle misinformation, doxxing and hate speech

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Hong Kong is looking at how to tackle the issue of so-called fake news. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong is looking at how to tackle the issue of so-called fake news. Photo: Shutterstock
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