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NUJ: Anti-fake news bill will likely end up stifling the media

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The National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJ) said while the Anti-Fake News Bill may be targetting the perpetrators of fake news, its wide-ranging power will likely end up stifling the media.

"The bill has wide-reaching implications to the industry due to the heavy penalties imposed on sources, publishers and funders, plus its capacity to force media organisations to remove articles through ex-parte applications...

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