Algeria criminalises 'fake news' to protect 'state security' | News | Al Jazeera

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Algerian members of parliament have passed a law criminalising the broadcast of "fake news" that is deemed harmful to "public order and state security".

The law, opposed by protesters and rights activists, is part of reforms to the penal code. It was put before parliament, debated and then approved in a morning session on Wednesday, according to state TV.


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