Cambodia to clamp down on fake online news

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia has warned that social media users who broadcast images, audio and video clips with content of a sexual nature, that is inflammatory or racist and harms culture and national traditions are forbidden and will be punished.

According to a ministry directive, the ministry has observed users of certain websites and social network sites, especially online businesses, musicians, writers and so-called outside actors of broadcasting images, text messages, audio clips and videos that are immoral and unethical and having a serious impact on culture, tradition, identity and prestige.

The ministry said if any individual or group continues to engage in any of the above activities, it will cooperate with the Ministries of Interior; Information; Posts and Telecommunications and other relevant institutions to take action.

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