News alert: Countries have different laws.
“Malaysia Aims at ‘Fake News,'” The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2018 A6. In the run-up to national elections, new law proposed to impose a prison sentence of up to 10 years for spreading fake news.
As information governance, this has some interesting elements. News that hasn’t been approved by Malaysian authorities will be considered “false.” What controls does your country or company put on the sharing of information? Are they enforced? Effective?
This law may also apply to “media organizations” outside Malaysia in certain circumstances. But “the government wouldn’t suppress opposing views.” Well, that makes us comfortable.