India withdraws ‘fake news’ sanctions after media crackdown charges


INDIA’S prime minister Naren­dra Modi on Tuesday (3) reversed an order to punish journalists re­porting “fake news”, after an out­cry over a perceived government crackdown on the press. The media sanctions, issued late on Monday (2), stated that the government would withdraw the official accreditation of any journalist responsible for repeat­ed reporting of “fake news”. India is the latest government to act against what it calls “fake news”. Malaysia is passing a law allowing for up to six years in jail for publishing allegedly mislead­ing information. The government said it needed to curb the spread of misinfor­mation in the media.…

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