Cambodia govt to clamp down on fake online news


Culture ministry spokesman Long Ponnasirivath speaking to the media during the press conference in Phnom Penh said that consequences await those who post unsuitable content on social media. - The Phnom Penh Post/Asian News Network

PHNOM PENH: The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia on Monday (May 11) has warned that social media users who broadcast images, audio and video of content of a sexual nature, that is inflammatory or racist and harms culture and national traditions are forbidden and will be punished.

According to a ministry directive obtained by The Post on Sunday – the ministry claims it has observed users of certain websites and social network sites, especially online businesses, musicians, writers and so-called outside actors of broadcasting images, text messages, audio clips and videos that are immoral and unethical and having a serious impact on culture, tradition, identity and prestige.

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