In Philippines and Singapore, one man’s fake news is another man’s free speech

For Filipino satirist Raden Payas, there is a clear line between what he writes and the fake news phenomenon that is sweeping across the globe.
His articles lampooning politicians’ eating habits and referencing the sexual exploits of political pundits are not meant to be taken at face value, he insists, but instead are social commentary.
“There are fake news items that are not offensive and can make people laugh, they are just fake humour articles, they’re satirical,” he…