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Regulation of COVID-19 Fake News Infodemic in China and India

journal contribution
posted on 08.07.2020, 00:00 authored by Usha Rodrigues, Jian XuJian Xu
During the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the concern about
proliferation of misleading information, rumours and myths has caused
governments across the world to institute various interventionist steps to
stem their flow. Each government has had to balance the dichotomy
between freedom of expression and people’s right to be safe from the
adverse impact of inaccurate information. Governments across the world
have implemented a number of strategies to manage COVID-19
including issuing public advisories, advertising campaigns, holding press
conferences, and instituting punitive regulations to combat the
distribution of false and misleading information. We examine the two
most populous countries’ governments' response to the scourge of fake
news during COVID-19. China and India are the most challenging nations
to govern in terms of their sheer size and diversity of their population.
Each country’s government has taken several steps to minimise the
impact of fake news during COVID, within its own political system.

History

Journal

Media International Australia

Pagination

1 - 13

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1329-878X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2020, The Author(s)