What’s Behind Cambodia’s War on Fake News?

The government’s efforts to regulate fake news have raised concerns amid a wider campaign to suppress dissent as elections approach.

Last week, the Cambodian government announced that it would begin taking measures to enforce earlier efforts to regulate media coverage. While the government has called the measures part of a war against fake news, it also comes amid a wider campaign against dissent ahead of upcoming elections later this month which the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) under Prime Minister Hun Sen is keen to win at all costs.

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