Controversial ’fake news’ law comes into effect in SIngapore

Controversial ’fake news’ law comes into effect in SIngapore

Singapore has introduced a law against ’fake news’, effective Wednesday. Rights groups have warned the law may stifle free speech and opposition politicians. The legislation requires online media platforms to carry corrections or remove content that the government considers to be false. Individuals deemed to have maliciously spread false information face jail terms of up to 10 years.

Timothy
Timothy
porcus
porcus 5 months

Government censorship, pure and simple.

Unkars Thug
Unkars Thug 5 months

While this is good in concept, it has the potential to make a 1984 news situation, with only goverment approved information. Fake news is a real problem though. I just don't know the solution.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 5 months

what's so controversial about telling news outlets it's illegal to publish disinformation

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