Under the proposed legislation, any person found guilty of knowingly creating or publishing false information
to mislead the public shall be punished with imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than PHP300,000 or both.
Other countries in Southeast Asia are also confronting the spread of false information
either through new legislations or campaigns to improve citizens' media literacy.
The Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, during the 17th Congress, conducted hearings on the spread of false information
online involving some government officials.
Under the bill, anyone found guilty of knowingly creating or publishing false information
to mislead the public will face imprisonment and a fine less than P300,000.
'How did the police know that the accused person was giving false information
, and why were the two officers reluctant to appear in court, if they were acting in a responsible manner?' he asked.
'Whether the 1st defendant having submitted false information
to the 3rd defendant, the 2nd defendant can validly present the 1st defendant as its candidate for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the 2019 General Elections.
The Emirati defendant, HAAT, 45, was found guilty of using social media sites to publish false information
, rumours and lies about the UAE and promoting sectarian feelings and hatred in an attempt to damage the UAE's social harmony and unity.
National Police chief Neth Savoeun said one of the two officers had turned himself in on Tuesday, while the other three were arrested for reporting false information
Adeeb explained that the Muslim Brotherhood relies heavily on spreading lies and false information
in order to regain power, adding that they work hard to spread false information
even if the rational analysis does not support their claims.
KARACHI -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will launch a crackdown on social media users propagating false information
, media reported.
Scotland Yard officers said a man had accepted a caution for communicating false information
causing a bomb hoax and battery, but did not confirm it was Richie.
is disseminated in the media and social networks," the appeal said.