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EXPLAINER: PECA Amendment Ordinance an attempt to curb dissent or fake news
A presidential ordinance has increased the punishment of online defamation to five years while setting a six-month timeframe for concluding trials. The federal law minister claimed the amendments in cybercrime law were made to curb ‘fake news’ while the opposition, journalists and digital rights activists termed it an attempt to gag dissent.