Cambodia 'Fake News' Crackdown Prompts Fears Over Press Freedom


The Cambodian government is extending its crackdown on “fake news,” just weeks before the increasingly authoritarian government of prime minister Hun Sen heads to the polls.

A new directive aimed at fake news posted on websites and social media platforms could see violators jailed for two years and fined U.S. $1,000, according to a report in the Khmer Times.

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