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Another Critic Of Egypt's Government Gets Hit With 'Fake News' Charges
Fake news is a handy term deployed by authoritarians to criticize speech they don't like. Since it's such a malleable term, it's been co-opted by a handful of foreign governments as the basis for new laws. We don't have a fake news law here, fortunately, but it's Trump's frequent use of the term that has given it worldwide traction.
Egypt's "fake news" laws comes bundled with lots of other speech-censoring add-ons. Earlier this year, an Egyptian journalist was charged with "spreading false news...

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