S’pore passes fake news law despite criticism | The Daily Star
01:40 AM, May 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:45 AM, May 10, 2019

S’pore passes fake news law despite criticism

Singapore’s parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat “fake news” that will allow authorities to order the removal of online content despite fierce criticism from tech giants and rights groups. They give government ministers powers to order social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down.

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