Authorities in Singapore insist the ‘fake news’ measures are necessary to stop the circulation of falsehoods which could sow divisions in the multi-ethnic city state. Photo: Reuters

Singapore fights ‘fake news’, and tech giants like Facebook aren’t happy

  • Asia Internet Coalition, an industry association whose members include Facebook, Google and Twitter, says proposed law poses significant risks to freedom of expression and speech
  • Singapore’s law and home affairs minister insists the law targets ‘false statements of fact’ - not opinions, nor criticisms
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Authorities in Singapore insist the ‘fake news’ measures are necessary to stop the circulation of falsehoods which could sow divisions in the multi-ethnic city state. Photo: Reuters
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