12 Dec 2018

Pacific should pressure FB in fake news fight - Samoa regulator

From , 4:02 pm on 12 December 2018

Samoa's internet regulator says Pacific Island countries should put more pressure on companies like Facebook to crack down on fake news. 

Lefaoali'i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti says governments should explore all options to fight fake news.

Lefaoali'i chaired the Pacific Policy and Regulation Forum in Apia last month, where regional officials discussed privacy, data protection and cyber security. 

The regulator told Mackenzie Smith she's especially concerned by the role Facebook played in spreading fake news during Fiji's November election.

Unutoa Auelua Fonoti

Unutoa Auelua Fonoti Photo: supplied