This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR

‘Singapore’s laws to stop fake news could backfire,’ according to Google and Facebook

The financial hub is among several countries looking at legislation to rein in fake news but critics have cautioned this could be used to curb free speech

Topic |   Singapore

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This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR
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