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“Fake news” bill will tighten gag on press freedom in Algeria

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an Algerian bill criminalizing “fake news” that “undermines public order and security” or “state security and national unity.” This vaguely worded and draconian legislation is designed to tighten the gag on press freedom, RSF said. Passed yesterday by Algeria’s lower house, which was almost empty at the time because of the Covid-19 epidemic, the bill is due to be submitted today to the upper house, known as the Council of the

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