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Building resilient communities in the age of disinformation

Given the different histories and legislative legacies inherited by Asean governments, coming up with a common strategy that is supported by all member states will not be easy.

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Within South-east Asia, governments have adopted different approaches to combating the problem of disinformation. The most recent move is the Anti-Fake News Act passed in Malaysia.

TEN million Chinese migrant workers entering Indonesia, a long-haired male journalist portrayed as a female election volunteer for the governor of Jakarta, as well as uprisings of Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar - what do these have in common? They are all disinformation making their rounds on...

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