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

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Bloomberg4/15/2019 12:40 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
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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(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.

The aim of the proposed laws isn’t to suppress information, but rather to equip Singaporeans with facts so they can engage in public discourse, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran told Bloomberg Television on Monday. Singapore sought feedback from technology and media companies during the drafting of the bill, he said.

“This bill and what we are intending here does not in any way impinge on criticism, opinion, satire or parody,” he said in an interview.

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