War on fake news a long battle: Experts

Convincing people issue is a serious threat to security among the challenges, they say

Members of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods at a press conference, on Sept 20, 2018.
Members of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods at a press conference, on Sept 20, 2018.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The fight against fake news will be long and daunting, with many challenges, such as convincing technology companies to accept new laws and impressing on people that fake news is a major security threat, experts said yesterday.

Deputy director of research Gillian Koh, of the Institute of Policy Studies, underlined especially the need for the Government to get across to the people the dangers posed by this new phenomenon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'War on fake news a long battle: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe