Singapore first used the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act on November 25, against opposition politician Brad Bowyer. Photo: AFP
Singapore first used the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act on November 25, against opposition politician Brad Bowyer. Photo: AFP
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Singapore’s fake news law: protecting the truth, or restricting free debate?

  • The government has invoked Pofma four times in the past four weeks, on the basis of what some critics say are flawed interpretations of their points
  • But the People’s Action Party has bristled against claims the law is being used for censorship, stressing that the offending posts and articles remain online

Singapore first used the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act on November 25, against opposition politician Brad Bowyer. Photo: AFP
Singapore first used the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act on November 25, against opposition politician Brad Bowyer. Photo: AFP
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