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When we are bombarded with so many statistics, studies and data, which one should we believe? The columnist weighs in.
The Government recently tabled a bill known as the Anti Fake News bill in the Dewan Rakyat. The bill was widely criticised by the opposition, civil society groups and media organisations. They argue that if the bill becomes law, it will be used on dissenting and opposition voices.
Social media has been both a boon and a bane. On one hand, it has democratised information, connected billions of people, allowed people to create awareness on current issues, allowed government and agencies to reach out to the people and even made education more accessible.
Locally and abroad, verbal abuse of journalists can lead to physical aggression.
"Alternative facts" was a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a NBC Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's highly questionable statement about the attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States.