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Malaysia to scrap anti-fake news law once used against Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 10): Malaysia is set to scrap an anti-fake news law that was once used to investigate Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his election campaign.

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Singapore's controversial 'fake news' law comes into effect

SINGAPORE (Oct 2): A controversial “fake news” law in Singapore that critics worry will be used by authorities to clamp down on free speech took effect on Wednesday, according to the country’s gove

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Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug 20): Twitter and Facebook said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine

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Alarming lessons from Facebook's push to stop fake news in India

(May 21): The world’s largest election has become something of a test case in how technology giants handle fake news after years of scandal. It’s not working out so well.

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Singapore MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of fake news law despite dissent, debate

SINGAPORE (May 13): On May 8, at 10.20pm, after the longest Parliament sitting in Singa­pore to debate legislation, the city state passed a law that gives portfolio ministers — part of the group of

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Singapore opposition joins backlash against proposed fake news law

SINGAPORE (May 8): Singapore's lone opposition party in parliament has said it will oppose a controversial fake news bill that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms as a

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Singapore's fake news bill set to become law in second half

(April 15): Singapore’s fake news laws will likely come into effect in the second half of this year, as the country joins the ranks of nations trying to curb the spread of online falsehoods.

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Online falsehoods bill elicits concern over ministerial powers but many see its use

SINGAPORE (Apr 8): People are more likely to share a false rumour than a fact, according to a study by the Ministry of Law.

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Singapore isn't waiting for Facebook to crack down on fake news

SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore plans to introduce tough new laws to hold online outlets accountable for the spread of fake news, joining countries around the world in putting pressure on companies

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Singapore set to tackle spread of fake news with new laws

(Sept 20): Singapore will likely adopt strong laws empowering the government to swiftly disrupt the spread of fake news following the release of a parliamentary report today.

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