Anti-fake news bill prescribes RM500k fine, 10 years' jail

Modified 26 Mar 2018, 11:33 pm

Putrajaya's Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 has proposed a hefty penalty - up to RM500,000 fine or up to 10 years' jail, or both - for those found guilty of spreading "fake news".

The bill defines "fake news" as "any news, information, data and reports, which is or are wholly or partly false, whether in the form of features, visuals or audio recordings or in any other form capable of suggesting words or ideas"...

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