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: AFPSingapore’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 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

Topic |   Singapore
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: AFPSingapore’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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