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Internet blocks won't solve Southeast Asia's fake-news problem

Region's governments should support media literacy and fact-checking groups

| Southeast Asia
An Indonesian youth browses his Facebook page in Jakarta: Anti-fake news measures have emboldened Southeast Asian governments to bend implementation to their will.   © AP

Dien Luong is visiting fellow with the media, technology and society program at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore researching online censorship.

Millions of Indonesians lost access for several days this week to the services of Yahoo, PayPal and gaming platform Steam.

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