Residents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: HandoutResidents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: Handout
Residents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: Handout

Beijing the bogeyman: how fake news fuels fears in Malaysia and Indonesia

  • Fear of the Chinese is deep-rooted in the region, but the plethora of misinformation has recently reached a crescendo
  • With anti-Beijing hoaxes gaining ground, policymakers now face a choice: crack down or educate

Topic |   Indonesia
Residents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: HandoutResidents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: Handout
Residents of Jakarta carry placards during an anti-hoax campaign. Photo: Handout
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