In short, international business concerns can take a hike, according to the government:
Now some suggest because of the speed of the spread of fake news through social media, traditional defamation laws are too slow to halt these kind of disinformation. And some jurisdictions in the West are indeed contemplating some kind of fake news law.
But of course, the big difference is that in those jurisdictions, such proposed laws really are intent on tackling fake news. They are also in jurisdictions with a democratic form of government with check and balances, both of which are absent in HK. It is all too easy to conclude this fake news law is just another instrument to control the media in HK.
Last edited by Coolboy; 26-06-2021 at 05:24 PM.