13 Mar '18, 6am

Malaysia meets social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google to discuss fake news law - The Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government has sought views from social media platform providers as part of its effort to draft a new law to combat fake news, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman Said on Tuesday (March 13). Datuk Seri Azalina said a discussion was held in Parliament on Monday (March 12) with internet giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google and its video sharing website YouTube, as well as the Asia Internet Coalition - an industry association made up of leading internet and technology companies including Yahoo!, LinkedIn and Google. "The meeting was held as a measure to get more views and input from the main players in this new media sector, in line with the Government's effort to introduce a law on fake news," she said in a statement on Tuesday. Ms Azalina claimed the discussion received positive reac...

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