Hong Kong leader flags ‘fake news’ laws as worries over media freedom grow

Euronews | May 4, 2021 at 8:15 AM
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government was working on “fake news” legislation to tackle “misinformation, hatred and lies,” as worries grow over media freedoms in the global financial hub.
  • RTHK has also begun removing some of its archives from its Youtube and social media channels, prompting online activists to back up some of the content on blockchain platforms.
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Hong Kong 80th out of 180 in terms of press freedom.