Papua New Guinea PM Pushes Proposal for Social Media Regulation, Citing Need to Stop “Fake News”’

Papua New Guinea PM Pushes Proposal for Social Media Regulation, Citing Need to Stop “Fake News”’ By Mong Palatino The Papua New Guinea government has set its sights on regulating social media in order to combat the spread of online hoaxes and fake news. Critics and journalists have warned that it could lead to the curtailment of free speech. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has instructed the Ministry for Communications and Information Technology to review how the government can regulate social media to protect citizens affected by the circulation of fake…

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