Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP

Singapore’s controversial ‘fake news’ law comes into effect as election looms

  • The law imposes a hefty penalty on those convicted of being purveyors of fake news through the use of false online accounts
  • Individuals can be fined up to S$100,000 (US$72,108) or jailed up to 10 years, or both, while companies can be slapped with fines of up to S$1 million
Topic |   Censorship

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Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photo: AFP
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