S’pore defends misinformation law after criticism | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 13, 2019

S’pore defends misinformation law after criticism

Singapore has defended a controversial new law against misinformation that it has wielded against Facebook, after an opposition party launched a withering attack on the legislation.

The law gives ministers in the tightly-regulated city powers to order internet platforms to put warnings next to posts they deem false, but activists fear it could be used to stifle dissent.

 

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