Media has duty to promote national security, combat ‘fake news’ and even help push Covid-19 vaccination drive, Hong Kong leader says squib

Newspapers enjoying a high degree of credibility have an obligation to “consciously” safeguard national security, combat “fake news” and even encourage residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Hong Kong’s leader has said.But Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday did not elaborate on how the proposed fake news law should be drafted, a day after her deputy said criminalisation would be a last resort for tackling the matter.“[The news industry] exercises press freedom every…
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