Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but doxxing poses the bigger threat, top government adviser says

Combating fake news is not a priority for Hong Kong authorities even though the city will eventually require legislation targeting the spread of misinformation, according to a top government adviser.Ronny Tong Ka-wah conceded it was difficult to define fake news or enforce legislation against it as many of the online platforms responsible were based overseas, saying officials saw doxxing as the more immediate threat.Who defines ‘fake news’ in Hong Kong, and is a law needed?The barrister, who…

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