This is how other Countries are Regulating to Stop Fake News on Social Media

The Supreme Court has became strict on
false news spreading on social media sites. The court has given 3 weeks time to the central government on Tuesday. In three weeks, the Central has to file an affidavit with a fixed timeline to create guidelines to curb the fake news spread through social media. The court's directive comes after recent incidents caused by online rumors and fake videos. Let us tell you that how other countries of the world are handling the fake news spreading on social media.

Malaysia is among the first countries to pass the anti-fake news law last year. Fake news spread in Malaysia can result in a fine of 500,000 Malaysian ringgit (Rs 85 lakh) or up to 6 years in prison.
In Singapore draft law proposes a jail term of up to 10 years for a person spreading online false news that harms public interest. At the same time, if social media sites fail to take action against such content, then they may have to pay up to 1 million Singapore dollars (about Rs 5 crore). The common person can also be asked to change and delete posts posted on social media. If that person does not follow the rules, he may have to pay a fine of 20,000 Singapore dollars (about 10 lakh rupees) and jailed for up to 12 months.

China has already blocked most social media sites and Internet services such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and WhatsApp.  In addition, there are thousands of cyber police personal in China, who monitor social media and screen content.

A law enacted in Russia in March 2019 punishes individuals and companies who spread false news and information disrespecting the state. Publications may have to pay a fine of up to 1.5 million rubles (Rs 16 lakh) for spreading false news. At the same time, 300,000 rubels (about Rs 3 lakh) may have to be fined for disrespecting the state cymbals and authorities.  At the same time, committing this crime for the second time can also result in 15 days jail.

France passed two anti-fake news laws in October last year following allegations related to Russia's interference in the 2017 presidential election. This law empowers the French Broadcasting Authority to off-air any network that spreads false news.
Australia passed a law earlier this year that if company failed to remove content related to terrorism, murder, rape or any other serious crime from social media, with a fine of up to 10% of the company's turnover and its executive may be jailed for 3 years. In Australia, common people may have to pay 1,68,000 Australian dollars (about 80 lakh rupees) and companies up to 4 crore rupees for non-compliance with the relevant law.

Germany NetzDG applies to companies that have more than 2 million registered users in the country. Under the law, companies have to review complaints related to fake news within 24 hours and remove objectionable content. If the rules are not complied with, the common people may have to pay a penalty of 5 million euros (about Rs 40 crore) and companies a penalty of 50 million euros (about Rs 400 crore).

This is how other Countries are Regulating to Stop Fake News on Social Media This is how other Countries are Regulating to Stop Fake News on Social Media Reviewed by Geoffcharters on September 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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