Google says Singapore’s fake news law may hurt innovation

Google says Singapore’s fake news law may hurt innovation

Google said Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation. Singapore’s parliament on Wednesday passed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, a law criticized over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech. Google said the law will hurt innovation and the growth of the digital information ecosystem.

Talon One
Talon One 1 year

Says google while censoring their own bloody employees.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

Obviously Google wants the right to say what is fake or not.

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

Google is curating news in the US where they bump up the news that they like, but criticise when others do the same.

stephanie allen
stephanie allen 1 year

I think it might be good, because it allows them to prosecute companies for misleading the public which could cause the public harm...

Hannibal 1 year

Hey, nobody ever claimed Singapore was a free country; merely a ridiculously prosperous one.

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 1 year

Nothing says INNOVATION like misinformation.

Axel 3xA
Axel 3xA 1 year

Its good that they want to stop fake news. But who dictates what is fake and isn't?

Opal Dragon
Opal Dragon 1 year

my fear is that laws like this will be unfairly applied. It will be a control tool for those in power. Sure, that is good if it is people who agree with you, but what happens when they turn against you?

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 1 year

The leftists at Google are insane. They must be stopped.

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