Fake news sparks fear among Indonesia quake victims

Fake news sparks fear among Indonesia quake victims

Channel NewsAsia - World·2019-10-07 16:44

The earthquake in Ambon, capital of the Maluku islands in Indonesia, prompted panic by local residents who fled to higher ground for fear of a possible tsunami. (Photo: AFP/Yusnita)

JAKARTA: Thousands of Indonesians are still in shelters nearly two weeks after a deadly earthquake sparked a stream of fake news and hoaxes warning that an even bigger disaster was looming, the government said Monday (Oct 7).

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