HK SHOULD CONSIDER LAW AGAINST FAKE NEWS

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, INFORMATION EXPLOSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ATTEMPTS TO RESIST ITS TIDE COULD BE VIEWED IN A SIMILAR VEIN.

THE AUTHOR IS A HONG KONG PRACTICING SOLICITOR, CHAIRMAN OF Y LEGALITES FIRM, AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG KOL PROJECT GROUP.

While the law does not have any objective of deterring citizens from exercising their freedom of speech and expression, it also ensures how free speech and expression can be better exercised.
Fake news and misinformation have been running rampant in Hong Kong, with allegations of rape and murder leveled against police on social media and private chat groups.
The author is a Hong Kong practicing solicitor, chairman of Y Legalites firm, and vice-chairman of the Hong Kong KOL Project group.

King Canute, the ruler of Denmark, England and Norway, was known for his arrogance, standing on the banks of River Crouch, in the English county of Essex, in 1035 and trying to turn back the tides in vain. In the 21st...

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