Human rights groups say 'fake news' law may stifle whistleblowing


  • Nation
  • Friday, 23 Mar 2018

PETALING JAYA: A coalition of human rights groups has called on the Government to drop a proposed law to tackle fake news, saying it will stop people from speaking out on wrongs in the country.

"'Fake news' may be an increasingly popular buzzword, but it cannot serve as an excuse for the Government to censor criticism," the coalition said in a statement Friday (March 23).

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