Tackling fake News : Clarissa David, a media expert at University of the Philippines, warned that any such law in the Philippines-

May become ''a tool for censorship'' that could be used to -

''Silence legitimate news organisations from covering stories that are unfavourable to groups in power.''

Michael Vatikiotis, a SouthEast Asia expert, said that legislating against fake news -

''Puts journalists in deeper peril. Unlike normal justifications for curbing media freedom-

Fake news is a broad, catch-all definition that is wholly subjective,'' Vtaikiotis, an author and former journalist, told AFP.

Still fake news is undoubtedly a real threat and has sparked particular alarm in Europe where governments are worried that Russia may try meddle in elections, following allegations-

That Moscow sought to tilt the 2016 US poll in Trump's favour.

Germany has passed a law threatening social networks with fines if they do not remove bogus reports and hate speech while Brussels is working on a Europe-wide plan to tackle fake news online. [Agencies]

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