New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says fake news law won’t muzzle free speech

  • The legislation gives ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false
  • The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could be used to stifle online discussion
Topic |   Singapore

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Former PAP MP urges Singapore government to take world lead in anti-fake news law by getting it right and not losing people’s trust

  • Former lawmaker Inderjit Singh says if new laws to curb deliberate online falsehoods are done right, Singapore could be a world leader in fighting fake news
  • But if concerns are not addressed, people could lose trust in government despite its best intentions, the former politician said

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