Linked – Iran The Latest Country To Use ‘Fake News’ As An Excuse For Widespread Censorship

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“So, for all of you complaining about fake news — a broad term with no real meaning, and which allows people to claim that anything they dislike, or anything with a small error in it counts as “fake news” — beware that you’re basically handing an easy tool of censorship to governments like China and Iran that have long histories of stifling any kind of dissent. “Fake news” isn’t necessarily a good thing, but freaking out about it is playing into the hands of censors worldwide.”

Who’s definition of fake news would you like to censor? Yeah, that’s a problem.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161211/22284136253/iran-latest-country-to-use-fake-news-as-excuse-widespread-censorship.shtml

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