Nov 28, 2019

Facebook posts corrected under Singapore 'fake news' law

Singapore has ordered a fringe news site to correct a post made on its Facebook page, under a controversial "Fake news" law. Mr Bowyer - a lawyer and member of political opposition group the Progress Singapore Party - was ordered to update a Facebook post he made on 13 November. The fake news law, known as the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation bill, came into effect in October. Critics said the fake news law threatens freedom of expression. Singapore's law minister said free speech "Should not be affected by this bill", adding that it was aimed only at tackling "Falsehoods, bots, trolls and fake accounts".

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