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The Government says the proposed fake news law is currently being discussed by the Cabinet.

Justice Minister Ali Sabry said that freedom of expression cannot be abused.

He noted that countries like Singapore have a Prevention of Online Falsehood and Manipulation Act.

The Justice Minister said that even Malaysia and India have controls over fake news.

Ali Sabry said that the new online laws in Sri Lanka will ensure National security and unity among communities and public privacy are protected and disinformation on development programs is discouraged.

He said that at the moment some people get away by spreading fake news.

The Justice Minister also said that of the social media profiles in Sri Lanka more than 15 per cent are fake.

The Minister was speaking at an online media briefing yesterday on the Port City Economic Commission Bill.

He noted that there was a disinformation campaign being carried out on the Port City Economic Commission Bill on social media. (Easwaran Rutnam)

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  • Jude Monday, 19 April 2021 07:31 AM

    Now if we're owned by Chinese then we must operate like them,!! First step, stem the flow !! Control the content !! News, first YEAH !!

    jimbo Monday, 19 April 2021 07:42 AM

    Truth hurts Ali Sabry.

    Jude Monday, 19 April 2021 07:42 AM

    In China Facebook and Instagram blocked!! Folks, just wait!! we're getting there !! YEAH!! Matter of time!!

    RoaringCreek Monday, 19 April 2021 07:44 AM

    Good, this is what 6.9 million asked for. Did a joker talk about a Hitler

    Sokrates Monday, 19 April 2021 08:28 AM

    Anyone who has some knowledge of the Internet can keep their anonymity there.

    Card cheat Monday, 19 April 2021 08:50 AM

    Once in a way, try shuffling the pack!!

    Jude Monday, 19 April 2021 08:59 AM

    These days all news coming through Online !! Huh!!

    kumara Seneviratne Monday, 19 April 2021 06:02 PM

    There goes another of the freedoms!! 69 million can hide in shame now !!


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