Govt Disallows Fake News Dissemination, Slander In Name Of Freedom

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 The government will not allow the phenomenon of fake news dissemination and slander via social media in the name of freedom of expression.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said measures needed to be taken before the phenomenon (of slander and disseminating fake news) was treated as the norm amongst the people.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said this when speaking at the opening of the Sabah UMNO Social Media Convention.