Iran The Latest Country To Use 'Fake News' As An Excuse For Widespread Censorship

Source: Techdirt.com
Ever since people started flipping out about the so-called “fake news” problem on Facebook, we’ve been warning that this is going to lead to calls for outright censorship of certain ideas. In the US, we’ve already seen Rep. Marsha Blackburn argue that companies have some sort of obligation to make “fake” news disappear. But even more concerning is that we’re seeing authoritarian governments jumping onto the bandwagon, knowing that they can now use the banner of “fake news” to censor…
Iran The Latest Country To Use ‘Fake News’ As An Excuse For Widespread Censorship

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