Malay government considers creating laws against fake news

The government of Malaysia is looking the introduction of regulation to combat fake news. Speaking to reporters, the country’s prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, warned for the spread of fake news, claiming that his ruling coalition has also fallen victim to fake news and false allegations. He added that ‘this does not mean we control the Internet, the Internet is free but freedom must exist with the elements of accountability.’ Earlier this month, the government launched an online news portal to combat fake news on social media.