Helen Roxburgh
May 23, 2018

The unique face of the fake news debate in Asia

Several Asian governments are experimenting with controls to limit fake news, amid criticism they're merely gagging the press. How can brands and audiences navigate the many factors playing into a story's authenticity?

A recent campaign by Telekom Malaysia and Grey Malaysia warning consumers about sharing fake news

The issue of fake news’, what it is, and how to stop it, has stolen headlines around the globe. Global leaders have seized on it as a hot topic, the US president decries it whenever he sees a critical headline, and even the Pope has condemned it as a bad influence on society.

In Asia, the fake news debate has taken on some unique characteristics. Critics argue it is being used as an excuse to...

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