Cabinet takes aim at “fake news” with proposed revision to law

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 10 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao

The Cabinet is reviewing a revision to the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act that is

Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (CNA file photo)

designed to combat the spread of “fake news”. That was the word from Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung on Wednesday.

The approach of next year’s elections has heightened concerns over the impact misinformation could have on voting. Under the proposed revision, those who disseminate information or campaign ads that courts deem to be inaccurate will face punishment.

Hsu said revision will be submitted to the Legislature once the Cabinet approves it.

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