Google has ceased accepting political advertisements in Singapore months before the anticipated election, documents show. Photo: Reuters

Singapore’s ‘fake news’ laws stop Google accepting political ads as election looms

  • People’s Action Party has been in power since 1965 and says Singapore is vulnerable to foreign interference. Critics say measures stifle dissent
  • Facebook is still accepting political advertisements in Singapore although government has brought pressure to bear over political content
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Google has ceased accepting political advertisements in Singapore months before the anticipated election, documents show. Photo: Reuters
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Facebook urges Singapore government to respect ‘free expression’ as it complies with fake news law

  • The site attached a label to a blogger’s post that said it was ‘legally required’ to tell users ‘the Singapore government says this post has false information’
  • Facebook’s notice was linked to an official website detailing the government’s assertions on why the dissident’s post contained false statements of fact
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The State Times Review Facebook page. Photo: Screengrab
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