Singapore’s national flag is seen on the roof of the Parliament House. The country’s information minister has defended tough new measures to combat “fake news”. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s national flag is seen on the roof of the Parliament House. The country’s information minister has defended tough new measures to combat “fake news”. Photo: AFP
Singapore

Singapore defends fake news law, saying it’s a ‘coincidence’ that politicians targeted

  • The new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) has been invoked four times, primarily on opposition figures
  • Critics of Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party are worried it could be used to stifle dissent ahead of an impending election

Singapore’s national flag is seen on the roof of the Parliament House. The country’s information minister has defended tough new measures to combat “fake news”. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s national flag is seen on the roof of the Parliament House. The country’s information minister has defended tough new measures to combat “fake news”. Photo: AFP
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