Debating Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Law
Ambassador Mirpuri: Determining what is or is not a fact is defined by well-established jurisprudence. Salil Tripathi: Past Singaporean jurisprudence of some libel cases involving critical opinions about Singapore in the international media suggests a less rosy conclusion.
August 19, 2019
Singapore: Laboratory of Digital Censorship
The new law empowers any government minister to demand corrections from anyone who has generated content that the minister believes is fake and to dictate the words and phrases of that correction; the government can also ask for the content to be taken down, and require Internet service providers or platforms to prevent access to it.
July 19, 2019