I woke up this morning and had this on my brain. Sometimes being a content specialist, news writer and activists gives you a perspective few can understand, so I attempted to do my best to put you all in my brain as I sit here today.
Joining Countries from Around The World, Singapore Officially Introduces ‘Fake News’ Bill To Parliament
Following in line with Ethiopia, Jordan, France, Iraq and Russia, the Parliament of Singapore has just officially introduced a new piece of legislation designed to combat the spread of fake news online.
Iraqi Parliament Proposes Draconian New Cybercrime Laws Designed To Crackdown On Political & Religious Extremism Online
Iraq’s parliament proposes dangerous, vaguely worded, new laws imposing imprisonment on anyone found to have been discussing issues of “independence, peace and political, military security and economic interests” online.
Late in November, Ethiopian authorities announced a new Government initiative aimed at cracking down on the spread of fake news and hate-filled social media postings deemed to be fueling conflict and ethnic tensions around the country.
A new study of Democrats, Republicans and Independents paints an interesting view of the opinions of Americans in regards to social media, as well as how the industry is helping or hurting this country at the present moment in time.
Jordanian authorities are considering implementing new laws that may accidentally crack down on freedom of expression and the press, imposing stiff new fines and even jail sentences for online violators/critics.