PHNOM PENH – The government of Cambodia’s new ministerial decree bans “fake news” from social media.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed police will arrest and prosecute Cambodians spreading false information online – such as members of the banned opposition party’s plan to boycott the July 29th elections: dubbed “the clean finger” campaign.
Now it’s monitoring and filtering Cambodians online according to some of the country’s most prominent social media users. Featuring Catherine Harry from A Dose of Cath (pictured); Samoeurth Seavmeng from Politikoffee; and Mory Sar from Cambodia Youth Network.
This story aired on CBC The World this Weekend Saturday, July 21, 2018.