Select Committee hearings on fake news | From The Gallery

Not simply a metaphorical fight against fake news, but a real battle

First day of hearings makes clear fake news is no longer a simple issue

The battle against fake news took a literal turn yesterday on the first day of hearings by the Parliamentary Select Committee set up to look into the problem.

While many see the fight as a metaphorical one, Assistant Professor Michael Raska of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies urged the committee to see it for what it is: A real war.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Not simply a metaphorical fight, but a real battle'. Print Edition | Subscribe