Ban “false news” about coronavirus? Countries create new laws with some controversy coronavirus

The Malaysian government defended a new law on Friday to combat the surge in fake news related to Covid-19 and the country’s ongoing state of emergency, the Reuters agency said. The measure has been criticized as it can be used to silence dissidents and restrict freedom of expression. In fact, there are several countries with measures and laws that protect governments in various ways from false news during the pandemic, but also exempt them from the control of the press and the citizens themselves.

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